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speedy microwave peanut brittle

Recipe by
Paula Todora
Blue Eye, AR

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.

yield serving(s)
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.