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    Easy No-Fail Microwave Peanut Brittle

    Easy No-Fail Microwave Peanut Brittle. Photo by WI Cheesehead

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    13 mins

    5 mins

    8 mins

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    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 :)

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

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 24, 2011


      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.

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    • on November 22, 2013


      This is a great Christmas gift for friends. Cute cellophane bags purchased at Target, add decorative ribbon and tag. Thanks KittenCal, your recipes are always a hit in our home.

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    • on December 22, 2010

      Wow, this taste soooooo good. It took me 3 tries to get it right. Kind-of wish it hadn't, I can't stop eating it. I think all the receipes are about the same, it all is in the microwave. I didn't know my watage, so took awhile to get it right. I was going to give up. Now that I know how many minutes to cook it, it is going to be really easy. I didn't know where or how to buy the peanuts, & found raw ones in the produce, so have to remember to put a little salt in.

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    Nutritional Facts for Easy No-Fail Microwave Peanut Brittle

    Serving Size: 1 (723 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 3328.5
    Calories from Fat 1626
    Total Fat 180.7 g
    Saturated Fat 30.7 g
    Cholesterol 30.5 mg
    Sodium 4136.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 393.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 27.2 g
    Sugars 256.7 g
    Protein 80.8 g

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