speedy microwave peanut brittle

a recipe by
Paula Todora
Shell Knob, MO

Because all microwaves are different in heating, you may have to adjust the timing by seconds or a minute. If it turns out too dark, decrease time on each step a bit. If it doesn't end up golden and doesn't break easily, increase the time a bit on each step. Once you have figured out the timing on YOUR microwave, be sure and write it down and use that timing easily from then on.

serves Makes 1 baking sheet worth
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For speedy microwave peanut brittle

  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    light corn syrup
  • 1 3/4 c
    salted peanuts with or without skins on
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda

How To Make speedy microwave peanut brittle

  • 1
    In a 4 cup or larger microwave-safe glass bowl, stir sugar and corn syrup and microwave on high 4 minutes.
  • 2
    Stir in peanuts and microwave on high 4 minutes.
  • 3
    Stir in butter and vanilla and microwave on high 1 minute.
  • 4
    Quickly fold in baking soda and pour out onto baking sheet that has been sprayed lightly with non-stick cooking spray and spread quickly with metal spatula or knife that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  • 5
    Allow to cool completely.
  • 6
    Break into pieces.