Microwave Peanut Brittle (Connie's)

Connie Ottman


I think we've been making peanut brittle this way since we got our first microwave:) Don't know how or where we got the recipe but I've been making it with the grandchildren for over twenty years. You'll never believe how easy and delicious this peanut brittle is to make and eat! I've, also done it with walnuts and they were just as good. This holiday peanut brittle makes excellent gifts! My co-workers starting asking for this after Thanksgiving! Enjoy!

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makes 1 pound
10 Min
10 Min


1 1/2 c
raw peanuts (or walnuts)
1 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
light corn syrup
1/8 tsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
vanilia extract, the good stuff
1 tsp
baking soda, fresh


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1Combine nuts, sugar, corn syrup, and salt in a 1 1/2 quart microwave safe container.

2Cook 8 minutes on high in microwave oven stirring well after 4 minutes. (Be very careful, this mixture gets very hot)

3Stir in butter and vanilla.

4Microwave another 2 minutes on high.

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5Add baking soda and quickly stir until light and foamy.

6Immediately pour onto lightly greased baking sheet; spread to 1/4 inch thickness.

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7When cool break into pieces.

8Store in airtight container.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Nuts
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy