Awesome Microwave Peanut Brittle

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"The name says it all.. AWESOME!... and easy, easy, easy, just 8 minutes in the microwave and you have most delicious addictive peanut brittle WARNING! be prepared to eat the the entire pan!"

Original recipe yields 10 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (53.4 g)
  • Calories 200.8
  • Total Fat - 9.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 3.1 mg
  • Sodium - 194.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 25.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 20 g
  • Protein - 4.9 g
  • Calcium - 13.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Before starting to make the brittle, generously brush a non-stick cooking/baking sheet with melted butter or margarine.

Step 2

In a plastic microwave-safe 2 litre bowl mix the white sugar, corn syrup and salt together; microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes (removing to stir halfway through). Remove add in peanuts and stir well; return to microwave for 4 minutes.

Step 3

Remove and stir in butter and vanilla until combined; place back in microwave for 1 minute; quickly stir in baking soda until thoroughly combined.

Step 4

Quickly pour onto buttered baking sheet - DO not stir this will cause bubbles, instead move the pan to level the brittle to a semi-thin layer.

Step 5

When cool, break into pieces.

Step 6

TIP: Soak the bowl and spoon in very hot water to clean

Tips & Variations

  • Microwave-safe bowl

Tags : Candy

1 Reviews


Your not kidding, this is Awesome! Crunchy but easy to eat, so delicious, exactly like the peanut brittle I remember eating growing up!


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(12 Jul 2016)