10 Minute Microwave Peanut Brittle

Rose Mary Mogan Recipe

By Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois

4-6 depending on appetites
5 Min
10 Min

This is one of many items that I am making for a Reunion. I chose this recipe not only because it is simple and easy, but because it has so much flavor, just a tad bit of butter makes all the difference. The Madagascar Vanilla Extract also helps. I made 5 batches of this in less than an hour. If you want simple and tasty then this is a great recipe to try. Thank GOODNESS FOR THE MICROWAVE. You will not beleive how good this recipe actually is, & it only takes 10 minutes to make.


1 c
granuated sugar
1/2 c
light corn syrup
1 1/2 c
dry roasted peanuts (salted)
1 1/2 tsp
1 tsp
vanilla extract ( i use madagascar)
1 tsp
baking soda

Directions Step-By-Step

Generously butter a cookie sheet with butter. Then set aside.
In a 2 quart microwave safe dish, combine sugar with light corn syrup. Stir to mix and Microwave on high for 4 minutes.
Stir in peanuts, and microwave on high for 4 more minutes or until lightly brown.
Stir in butter and Vanilla, blend well, and put back in microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove and stir in baking soda, and stir gently till light and foamy.
Pour onto prepared baking pan. Allow to cool for 30 minutes, then break into serving size pieces.
Notes: This is one of many simple and easy recipes in my cookbook, and it is very tasty & easy to make. You will wonder why you didn't make it sooner, with a recipe this easy.PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT YOU NEED TO WORK QUICKLY WITH THIS RECIPE TO KEEP IT FROM HARDENING TO FAST in order to get it on your prepared pan.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Collection: Food on the Run
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #flavorful, #tasty, #BUTTERY

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Dec 18, 2014 - Rose Mary Mogan shared this recipe with discussion group: What's Cookin' Today?
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Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois
Oct 28, 2014
Yes Domestic Goddess I made everything you saw in the video, and the year before that I had at least 29 or 30 different items on the menu. I only did the desserts, and others were responsible for all of the other foods and drinks. The event was for a Community Reunion , celebrating friends and family that lived in my community years ago when I was a kid. Some of which still live there. There is one lady in the community that recently celebrated 100 years of life, and her memory is much sharper than mine. smile - I have not lived there since 1969, so you can see that was a few years ago. There were people there as far away as California.

I truly enjoy cooking but especially love making desserts. I like making desserts from scratch, although I do buy and use cake mix and boxed desserts from time to time. Today I am trying out something I never made before it is a Boxed Red Velvet Cupcake filled with a Cream Cheese center and frosted with a homemade cooked white frosting. If it turns out okay I will post the pictures and recipe. The cupcake pan that I used is a Wilton Cast Iron Pan that holds 8 cupcakes, and each cupcake holds 1 1/2 cups of batter. It was just something I created to use the mix, and to have a sweet dessert. I plan to make Baked Ranch Pork Chops for dinner another simple and easy recipe, since I still have left over spinach and left over Cauliflower from a previous dinner. BAKED RANCH DINNER PORK CHOPS So I just made this dessert cupcakes to go with it. Great talking with you.

I too have 2 microwaves, they are both GE, and one can double as an oven, the other one is a convection type, although I have never used the convection feature on it. But they do come in handy when I have a lot of different items on the menu. Have a Blessed Day.
Cindi B. DomesticGoddess
Oct 28, 2014
Rose Mary, I have gone through 2 microwaves. The first blew up when I cooked rice in it, and the 2nd one (which I loved and had for over 20 years), my husband broke. That microwave was 850 watts, and was the last of the Tappan microwaves made. Those microwaves also came with hard covered cookbooks (287 pages), which I kept. These days I always have 2 microwave ovens in my kitchen, as I can cook foods and leftovers in both at the same time if need be. Also, one is 900 watts, and I think the other is 1000 or1100 watts.
Rose Mary, I did want to ask you... did you make all those desserts that were viewed in the video? And if so, what was the purpose for making all those delectable desserts?
Oh, and one more thing... those peanut clusters and kolachkies, they look divine, and I think I just gained 5 lbs. viewing all those cakes, candies, and cookies!
Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois
Oct 28, 2014
Peanut Clusters & Kolachkies Dessert Tray This is another simple and easy recipe Basically all you do is melt the candies in the microwave then add the nuts and drop in baking cups .