Microwave Peanut Brittle

Microwave Peanut Brittle

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"This is a wonderful recipe but you should only make it once a year, because you can't stop eating it."


30 m servings 61 cals
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Original recipe yields 35 servings



  • Calories:
  • 61 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 2.2 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.2g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 74 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Butter a cookie sheet. Combine sugar and corn syrup in a 2 quart glass bowl and microwave on high 4 minutes. Stir in peanuts and microwave on high 3 1/2 minutes more, then stir in butter and vanilla and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.
  2. Stir in baking soda until light and foamy. Pour onto cookie sheet and spread thin. Cool completely and break into pieces and serve.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 425 Ratings


People rave about this, and it is so simple. To help with cleanup, soak the measuring cup or bowl in very hot soapy water. Easy! DO NOT spread the peanut brittle--just tip the cookie sheet ba...

This is a great recipe, fast, fun, easy and delicious. The first time I made it I followed the cooking time exactly and it burned. Next time I cut the first cooking time to 3.5 minutes the sec...

This really was delicious. The only thing is that the baking soda needs to be stirred in very quickly. Then the mixture needs to be poured out AS SOON AS the baking soda is stirred in. The di...

Definitely be careful with this recipe! It did NOT work in my too-powerful-for-this-recipe microwave. After the first four minutes, the whole concotion was a burnt mess and was difficult to cle...

This recipe is awesome. I have been reading all the reviews on microwave peanut brittle, and I took the best ideas from all of them and tried it out. My brittle came out perfect. I used the e...

At work they call this "Crack Candy" - it's addictive, insanely good, and takes maybe 15 minutes total to do. Tricks: Don't add nuts until after about 3.5 minutes. Don't need to add salt if yo...

I've tried this recipe twice and it burnt both times before I even added the butter & vanilla. Any ideas?

A++++. This recipe is wonderful. Although I did make a few changes. I used raw spanish peanuts which are commenly called for in peanut brittle, used a glass 2qt casserole dish (no breakedge),...

WOW! This is super easy!! The first batch I made did not turn out because I didn't cook it long enough. My 1000 watt microwave required 6 minutes, add butter and then cook an additional 1 min...