Sunday, December 15, 2013

Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

This was my first attempt at making peanut brittle and it was a huge success.  I had reviewed several recipes online and this one seemed the less complicated.  I found this recipe on and it is a recipe that I will be making again and again.  This would be a great recipe to make for holiday gift giving.



  • 1 1/2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 pinch salt (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


1.  Grease a baking sheet, and set aside. In a glass bowl, combine peanuts, sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Cook in microwave for 6 to 7 minutes on High (700 W); mixture should be bubbly and peanuts browned. Stir in butter and vanilla; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer.
2.  Quickly stir in baking soda, just until mixture is foamy. Pour immediately onto greased baking sheet. Let cool 15 minutes, or until set. Break into pieces, and store in an airtight container.