Easy Microwave Peanut Brittle
This is the easiest Microwave Peanut Brittle you will ever make! There is no candy thermometer needed for this delicious Peanut Brittle. You will wonder why you haven’t made it this way before. I have been making it this way since 1997 and I still can’t believe how easy it is. I found this recipe in a magazine all those years ago so I decided to google it to see who was the creator of this wonderful recipe and it is actually a Kraft recipe!
Heavily butter a cookie sheet.
In a two quart microwave safe casserole
dish add the sugar, corn syrup and salt.
Stir until the sugar is wet, it will be very thick.
CAUTION THE DISH WILL BE EXTREMELY
HOT SO USE POT HOLDERS.
Microwave on high for five minutes.
Add the peanuts and microwave for
five more minutes stirring after two
minutes and again after four minutes.
Continue to cook the last minute until
lightly brown. Immediately add the
butter, vanilla and baking soda
stirring quickly as it sets up fast.
Once combined, quickly pour onto the
buttered cookie sheet and
quickly spread it thin.
Let it stand for 15 minutes to cool.
Break into bite size pieces.
Once completely cool store in an airtight container.
Easy Microwave Peanut Brittle
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1-1/2 cups roasted salted peanuts
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Heavily butter a cookie sheet.
- In a two quart microwave safe casserole dish add the sugar, corn syrup and salt.
- Stir until the sugar is wet, it will be very thick.
- USE CAUTION IN THE NEXT STEPS AS THE DISH WILL BE EXTREMELY HOT SO USE POT HOLDERS!
- Microwave on high for 5 minutes.
- Add the peanuts and microwave for 5 more minutes stirring after 2 minutes and 4 minutes. Continue to microwave the last minute until lightly brown.
- Immediately add the butter, vanilla extract and baking soda stirring quickly as it sets up fast.
- Once combined, quickly pour onto the buttered cookie sheet, quickly spreading thin.
- Let sit for 15 minutes then break into bite size pieces.
- Once completely cool, store in an air tight container.
Categories: Candy, Nuts, Snacks/Appetizers
Love this protein rich delicious snacks !
Me too! Thanks Megala!
love peanut brittles and sounds easy to make !
It really is! Give it a try!
sure will do 🙂
Looks fabulous, Diane! 😀
Thank you Jennifer! What did we do before microwaves…hahahahaha
Right?! I laugh every time I read a recipe where they have stock warming in a separate saucepan. Don’t they have a microwave??? 😀
Looks tasty 🙂
I love peanut brittle – this is how I’m going to become a lardy bum!
Hahaha but you will be smiling!
That I will!
And to think of all the work it use to be. Great Christmas gift and easy as well.
Rock on! Peanut brittle is one of my weaknesses.
Doesn’t get any easier than this Matt!
They are called peanut cakes in Jamaica and are sold by street vendors alongside other tasty treats made from coconut… we often add ginger to the cakes and make them on the stove top… then place them in little cookie sized pieces then allow them to harden as they cool. And we do the same with minced coconut which are known as ‘drops’
Fascinating!!! I love coconut and and ginger……these sound wonderful!
They are the best things ever!
Wow this looks so easy that I could probably do it!🤣
I love peanut brittle. I will have to try this, but make sure others will be around to help eat it, or i will gobble it all up.
For sure! It is very addicting!
That looks delicious! I can’t wait to make some
It is…enjoy and thank you!
This is genius!!
Reblogged this on Recipe Dreams and commented:
Looks so easy I could possibly do it myself!
Thank you for reblogging it and you definitely can do this!!!
And very good..lol! Thanks!
That looks so good. Diane what are you doing to me, lol.
So sorry…lol maybe just a taste and give it in little bags a gifts? I’m trying…hahaha
Looks easy, i will definitely try this. 🙂
Daisydust it is very, very good! Enjoy I know I did! 💕
I made this last night Diane. The first batch was overcooked, (my microwave must have a higher BTU), so I made another batch and cooked it 4 minutes, added nuts, 1.5 minutes, stir, 2 minutes and finish. It turned out perfectly. A beautiful colour and taste. I will have to make another batch before Christmas because this will never last for 4 more days. So yummy and easy.
Hahahaha I can relate to them disappearing so fast! Good thing they are quick and easy to make. What a shame the first batch overcooked but now they will be great every time! I hope you had a great Christmas Carla.
Thanks Diane. I had a wonderful Christmas. I took the day off today and did nothing but relax. I have to start taking the decorations down tomorrow. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
We had a great Christmas Carla. I still have to get my Christmas stuff put away. Ready to take the tree down but so busy! Happy New Year!
I would probably not have cleaned up as quickly if I wasn’t leaving January 1st for Florida. Have a Happy New Year.
Have a safe trip!
I’m interested in knowing how mixed nuts would work….
Cashews, pecans and macadamia nuts
Should work the same, if you make this let me know will you? “Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t!” Hahaha remember that one?
I feel like a nut all the time lol!
I’ll love to attempt this recipe at some point.
You won’t believe how easy this is. I have made it on the stove in the past and never again!
I tried making fudge once on the stove, and it actually came out all right. But lately, I tend to look for things to “cook” in the microwave.
Looks easy and yummy. I wonder if there is a more non GMO/organic option to use instead of corn syrup?
No idea we have eaten it this way for my entire life. I’m sure you could find something that would work.
I looked it up. I found that rice syrup could be used.
Perfect, I didn’t even know there was rice syrup.
It is used in many “natural” products. It isn’t a GMO food like corn usually is, has a lower glycemic number than corn syrup…so healthier and can be used in making hard candies.
PEANUT brittle makes such a nice hostess present. Thanks for posting this simple recipe.
What a great idea if only I wasn’t always the hostess! 😂
With good reason!
Thank you for the shout out Ab!
Wow! I plan to try this once I am up and running again!
You will love it!
Thanks so much for sharing this, Diane! I don’t eat sugar, but peanut brittle is my husband’s favorite, so I’ll be trying this soon. (His birthday is in 2 days, so I’ll be trying it VERY soon! 😉 )
You’re welcome! Oh what a great idea for a birthday! I hope they turned out good for you.
Great recipe, Diane!
Thank you Kellye!
I am sure I will!