Microwave Peanut Brittle

Karla Everett


I had never made Peanut Brittle before I tried this recipe and was shocked how easy it is to make using my micro.

Note : If you can't find raw peanuts , you can use the roasted salted ones too and it comes out just as good.


★★★★★ 4 votes

2 #
25 Min


  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    corn syrup, light
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 c
    raw shelled peanuts ; unsalted
  • 2 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, room temperature

How to Make Microwave Peanut Brittle


  1. Combine : sugar , corn syrup and water in a 2 QT. Glass measuring cup ; cook uncovered in micro-wave for 7 minutes on Power Level 10.
  2. Stir peanuts and the butter into the mixture .
    Cook uncovered for 16-17 minutes on power level 10. OR until mixture forms like threads when dropped into cold water Or when candy thermometer reaches 300 deg.
    Stir 4-5 times during cooking process.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients ; blend until smooth.
  4. Pour mixture onto parchment paper or into buttered baking sheets.
    Spread into a thin layer with a knife.
  5. Let stand until hard ; about 1/2 hour.
    Break up into pieces .
    Store in air tight container.

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About Microwave Peanut Brittle

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

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