Microwave Peanut Brittle

Amanda S


I make this every Christmas for my dad. It is easy, quick and tastes delicious. It also is not extremely hard. Love it!

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Makes 4 cups.
5 Min
10 Min


1 to 1-1/2 c
peanuts or nut of your choice
1 c
1/2 c
light karo syrup
1/8 tsp
salt (if nuts are unsalted)
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
1 tsp
baking soda


1Generously butter a cookie sheet
2Use a 1-1/2 quart or larger microwave safe bowl.
3Mix peanuts, sugar, karo syrup and salt (if using). Cover with a paper towel
4Microwave on high 4 minutes.
5Remove from microwave oven and stir. Recover with paper towel.
6Microwave on high 4 more minutes.
7Remove from microwave and add butter and vanilla. Stir and recover.
8Microwave on high 1 minute.
9Remove from microwave. Add baking soda and stir. (It will foam up a bunch)
10Pour onto buttered baking sheet, spread as thinly as nuts will allow.
11Let set approximately 1 hour until cool. Break into pieces and store in a tightly covered container.
12**Depending on microwave wattage, you may need to adjust time so it doesn't get too dark.

**Use nylon spoon to stir and rubber spatula to spread on pan. These seem to not stick as much as a metal utensil does.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy