Microwave Peanut Brittle

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Indulge your taste buds with this quick and easy Microwave Peanut Brittle recipe. In just a few minutes, you’ll create a delectable treat that combines the sweet crunch of caramelized sugar with the rich, nutty flavor of peanuts. This microwave version simplifies the traditional brittle-making process without compromising on taste and texture. Perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth or for gifting to loved ones, this recipe is a delightful fusion of convenience and classic flavors.

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine 1/2 cup of light corn syrup and 1 cup of sugar.
  2. Microwave on high for 4 minutes.
  3. Stir in 1 cup of salted peanuts.
  4. Microwave for an additional 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Carefully stir in one teaspoon of vanilla and one teaspoon of baking soda (be cautious, as it will be hot and foamy).
  6. Pour the mixture onto a buttered cookie sheet.
  7. Allow to cool, then break into pieces.

Other Way:


  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Butter for greasing the cookie sheet


  1. Prepare Microwave-Safe Bowl: Place a microwave-safe bowl on the countertop.
  2. Combine Corn Syrup and Sugar: Pour 1/2 cup of light corn syrup and 1 cup of granulated sugar into the bowl. Mix them well until the sugar is fully incorporated with the corn syrup.
  3. Microwave on High: Microwave the mixture on high for 4 minutes. The mixture should become hot and begin to bubble.
  4. Add Peanuts: Carefully stir in 1 cup of salted peanuts into the hot mixture.
  5. Microwave Again: Return the bowl to the microwave and microwave for an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Watch closely to ensure it doesn’t burn. The mixture should turn a light golden color.
  6. Add Flavor and Leavening: Once removed from the microwave, quickly stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Be cautious, as the mixture will foam up.
  7. Pour Onto Buttered Cookie Sheet: Grease a cookie sheet with butter. Pour the hot mixture onto the prepared buttered cookie sheet, spreading it out into an even layer.
  8. Let It Cool: Allow the mixture to cool and harden at room temperature. This should take about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  9. Break into Pieces: Once completely cooled and hardened, break the peanut brittle into pieces of your desired size.
  10. Store and Serve: Store the peanut brittle in an airtight container to maintain its freshness. Enjoy your homemade Microwave Peanut Brittle as a delightful treat!

Enjoy your delicious homemade Microwave Peanut Brittle!

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