Sunday, December 8, 2013

Microwave Peanut Brittle

My family loves peanut brittle and I make it often.  This is the only way to go. Make it in the microwave!  Turns out great every time and is so good. Makes a great Christmas gift, too.
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
Dash of salt
1 to 1 1/2 cups shelled raw peanuts
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
Spray a baking sheet generously.  Combine sugar, corn syrup and salt in a 3 quart microwave bowl.  Stir in peanuts and microwave on high until light brown. (About 9 to 10 minutes.) Stir twice while cooking.(This gets very hot, so be careful not to get burned and I use a glass casserole dish. Don’t use tupperware. It will melt.)   Stir in remaining ingredients.  Mixture should be light and foamy.  Quickly spread as thin as possible on greased baking sheet.  Let cool and break into pieces. Makes about 1 pound of peanut brittle.  Enjoy!
Please be very careful stirring this. I turned to say something to my daughter and dripped some on my wrist. I ended up with 2 degree burns.


  1. Looks so delicious snack. In my country there are a traditional snack similar with yours, but we use palm sugar so they are look brownish.
    Thank you for sharing

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  3. I make microwave cashew brittle. Yum. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. I think it is about time that I make this it is so good and you are the one to inspire me. Thanks Michelle!

  5. I'm sorry you got burnt but glad you shared. It will make me be more careful.