Microwave Peanut Brittle

Kathy Sterling


Back in the early 1970's I got my first Microwave. It was big and costly, but I "had" to have one. Of course now we can't live with out it.

I remember taking a cooking class on how to use one. I don't think I did much at first, except warm food, which is what we use it most for today.

My Fridgidare microwave came with a small recipe book and this Microwave Peanut Brittle recipe was included. I tried it and was hooked. So for more than 30 years I have made peanut brittle this way, and it is as good as ever. Quick, easy and tasty...Enjoy!


★★★★★ 2 votes



  • 1/4 c
    light karo syrup
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1 c
    peanuts, unsalted
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda

How to Make Microwave Peanut Brittle


  1. Mix Karo Syrup, Sugar, Slt and Peanutes in a 1 1/2 quart microwave proof dish. Cook for 4 minutes on high, stir and cook for an additional 3 1/2 minutes on high power.
  2. Stir in butter and vanilla and cook for 1 minute on high power.
  3. Add baking soda and stir lightly. Spread out very thinly on greased aluminum foil. Cool completely and then break into pieces.

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About Microwave Peanut Brittle

Course/Dish: Candies

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