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microwave peanut brittle

Recipe by
Amanda S
Gettysburg, PA

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

yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Microwave

Ingredients For microwave peanut brittle

  • 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

How To Make microwave peanut brittle

  • 1
    Generously butter a cookie sheet
  • 2
    Use a 1-1/2 quart or larger microwave safe bowl.
  • 3
    Mix peanuts, sugar, karo syrup and salt (if using). Cover with a paper towel
  • 4
    Microwave on high 4 minutes.
  • 5
    Remove from microwave oven and stir. Recover with paper towel.
  • 6
    Microwave on high 4 more minutes.
  • 7
    Remove from microwave and add butter and vanilla. Stir and recover.
  • 8
    Microwave on high 1 minute.
  • 9
    Remove from microwave. Add baking soda and stir. (It will foam up a bunch)
  • 10
    Pour onto buttered baking sheet, spread as thinly as nuts will allow.
  • 11
    Let 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.