MICROWAVE PEANUT BRITTLE

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Microwave peanut brittle is so easy and delicious.

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. This recipe is adapted from a Sharp Carousel Microwave Cookbook that came with my very first microwave many years ago.

Microwave peanut brittle will become a favorite recipe for the holidays and just anytime you want a good candy.

1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

Dash of salt

1 to 1 1/2 cups shelled raw peanuts (Could use regular peanuts or pecans, too)

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.) Microwaves vary so you will have to watch the timing.  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!

If you like this recipe, you will love my Easy Christmas Divinity, it’s made in the microwave too!

 
 
 
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5 from 34 votes

Microwave Peanut Brittle

This recipe for Microwave Peanut Brittle is delicious! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: candy
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: easy recipe, microwave peanut brittle, peanut brittle
Servings: 1 pound
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups shelled raw peanuts Could use regular peanuts or pecans, too
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • pray 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.) Microwaves vary so you will have to watch the timing.
  • 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

 
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