Microwave Peanut Brittle

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This easy microwave peanut brittle such a delicious treat for the holidays! Make sure you have your baking pan greased and lined in advance as once it comes out of the microwave you’ll have to move quickly. This sweet and salty snack makes an excellent gift.

recipe updated Mar 13, 2020


  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    1 cup (204g)
  • Corn syrup icon
    Corn syrup
    10 tbsp (222g)
  • Roasted salted peanuts icon
    Roasted salted peanuts
    1.25 cups (300g)
  • Butter icon
    1.5 tsp (7g)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    1.5 tsp (7ml)
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    1 tsp (5g)


  • kCook icon Microwave
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"

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  1. Line a clean baking sheet
  2. Grease with butter curler then set aside
  3. Combine granulated sugar and corn syrup with a clean small bowl
  4. Heat in microwave - 3 min 30 sec, high heat
  5. Stir roasted salted peanuts into the small bowl
  6. Cook in microwave until lightly browned - 3 min, high heat
  7. Add butter and vanilla extract to the small bowl
  8. Heat in microwave - 1 min 30 sec, high heat
  9. Stir with tablespoon until well combined
  10. You will need to work quickly for the next step, so be sure to have your buttered sheet ready to go
  11. Add baking soda to the small bowl
  12. Stir with tablespoon until foamy
  13. Pour mixture into baking sheet quickly
  14. Do NOT use a spoon to spread the mixture around
  15. Instead, gently rotate the pan to spread the mixture around until it is about 1/2 inch thick
  16. Work quickly, because it will began hardening very fast
  17. Let the peanut brittle cool for at least 1/2 hour or until it is hard and smooth to the touch
  18. When it is cooled, break the candy into small pieces and store in an air-tight container
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