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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


  • 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


  • 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