Speedy Microwave Peanut Brittle

Paula Todora


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.


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Makes 1 baking sheet worth
5 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 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.

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About Speedy Microwave Peanut Brittle

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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