Two Minute Peanut Brittle Recipe -
Two Minute Peanut Brittle Recipe
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Two Minute Peanut Brittle

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"This is a delicious brittle candy that you can whip up in just a couple of minutes. You can be creative with this and use toffee, pistachios, or other nuts."

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen pieces Change Servings
  • PREP

    2 mins
  • COOK

    2 mins

    4 mins


  1. Coat a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Place the caramels in a bowl, and heat in the microwave for about 2 minutes, or until melted and bubbly. Some microwaves may take longer. Stir in the peanuts, and pour out onto the prepared baking sheet. Press as thinly as you can. Cool completely, then break into pieces.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 03, 2005

So easy and a very yummy recipe. My two-year-old could help me with this recipe versus the other method (heating over the stove all the different ingredients). I actually prefer the salted roasted peanuts- I like the sweet and salty flavor.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 27, 2009

RECIPE 3 stars, RESULTS 5 stars. I am giving this recipe 3 stars because I think that it is MUCH better with salted peanuts, and I think that it should be noted that it's very important to work quickly! Like a previous reviewer mentioned, the caramels set very quickly after melting! The juxtaposition of sweet caramel and salted peanuts is the key to good peanut brittle. You can whip this recipe up in a snap, and it's delicous! In a nutshell: 1. Use SALTED, ROASTED PEANUTS 2. Work fast! I hope everyone enjoys this as much as we did!


8 Ratings

Jun 24, 2008

This was an okay peanut brittle. It's certainly easy enough, and I made it exactly as written. I agree with the previous reviewer that salted peanuts would probably be better, or maybe just add some salt to this recipe. This doesn't make much - I coated the entire cookie sheet with cooking spray, and this recipe covered only maybe 1/4th of the sheet. Also, you have to work quickly after the caramels are melted - they harden quickly.

Dec 21, 2011

something went wrong and it was too thick and didn't really harden...just stayed sticky. EDIT:I stuck it outside for a bit (cold here) and it hardened and cracked :-) its still a bit sticky vs crunchy when you eat it though.

May 20, 2015

Knowing that the caramel can be sticky I used nonstick spray on the bowl and lightly sprayed parchment paper on the baking sheet and additionally sprayed the spatula. To speed up the cooling process I placed the brittle in the refrigerator and in a short time the brittle broke into pieces easily. The caramel flavors are there but this brittle can be tough on the teeth.

Dec 20, 2010

Tastes good as written :)

Nov 22, 2010

Great Recipe to make with Kids. I have a childcare and tried these to see how they would work for Christmas gifts. I had my kids unwrap the caramels and put them in a bowl. After heating , I added the nuts since it was hot. After cooling, the kids bagged it for gifts. I am sure the unsalted peanuts was a typo. Salted peanuts are always in Peanut Brittle. Thank you HoneyBeeMelissa. Not only did I save this recipe, I printed it for my cookbook!


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  • Calories
  • 148 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 50 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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