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microwave peanut brittle

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Fran Miller
Parkersburg, WV

This wonderful recipe came from my aunt-in-law, Pearl. She shared it with my mother-in-law, Jeanne, who shared it with me in the 1970s. Good recipes are meant to be shared and enjoyed year after year, especially when the original sharers have gone to their great rewards. Another great treat for holiday gifting in pretty tins. The only tricks to making this recipe is to have everything pre-measured BEFORE starting to microwave, then keeping the recipe handy for referral. And watch out for that 2nd microwaving time. MY microwave only takes 2:45! It all goes fast once you start! =^..^=

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Microwave

Ingredients For microwave peanut brittle

  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 1/2 c
    light corn syrup, like karo
  • 1 c
    dry roasted salted peanuts
  • 1 tsp
    margarine, not a tablespoon!
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda

How To Make microwave peanut brittle

  • 1
    If you don't have a silicone baking sheet (I love mine!), butter (or use cooking spray to coat) a cookie sheet. Set aside.
  • 2
    In a 1-1/2 quart microwave-safe casserole, stir together the sugar and syrup. Microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes
  • 3
    Stir in the peanuts, then microwave on HIGH for 2 1/2 to 4 minutes. WATCH TO KEEP FROM OVER-BROWNING! When it starts to brown, take it out of the microwave immediately!
  • 4
    Add the margarine and vanilla. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds.
  • 5
    Add the baking soda. Stir until light and foamy. Quickly spread THIN on the prepared cookie sheet. Cool 30-60 minutes.
  • 6
    Break into pieces and store airtight. Makes one pound of peanut brittle.
  • 7
    Peanut brittle also makes a great gift!