Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®

microwave peanut brittle

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Karla Everett
Greenacres, WA

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 ratings)
yield 2 #
cook time 25 Min
method Microwave

Ingredients For microwave peanut brittle

  • 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.