Easy No-Fail Microwave Peanut Brittle

READY IN: 13mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

I have been making this since microwaves first came out, it's so easy and really a no-fail recipe, you may use other kinds of nuts if desired --- *warning* this is very habit-forming :)

Top Review by erinirish

Made one batch tonight for Christmas guests, but my mother-in-law and husband ate almost all of it, so I had to make two more batches! so quick and tastes great. Never knew you could prepare brittle like this but I'm so glad I found this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar and corn syrup in a 3-qt heat-resistant plastic microsafe bowl.
  2. Microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in peanuts; microwave on high for 2-3 mins longer, or until peanuts and syrup are lightly browned.
  4. Add butter, vanilla and baking soda.
  5. Mix until light and foamy (be careful, syrup is HOT!).
  6. Pour quickly onto a buttered cookie sheet, and spread to desired thickness.
  7. When cool, break into pieces.

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