Micro Brittle

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by cam78665

A very easy-to-make peanut brittle for those of us who are unsuccessful at making brittle the old fashioned way. This recipe was given to me by the dietary manager at a nursing facility where I was employed. I have made it with raw pecans and canned cashews, as well as peanuts and it turns out great whichever nut you use.

Top Review by ruckerra36

This is so perfect a retired Army Master Sergeant can do it. I got paid to kill people and teach others the same. I tell people that this reciepe was handed down through my family from General Sam Houston at the Alamo to my Great Grandmother. Suckers believe me. GREAT!!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine peanuts, sugar, Karo and salt in 2 qt glass bowl (preferably one with a handle).
  2. Microwave for 3 minutes and stir, then microwave for another 3 minutes.
  3. Add butter and stir well.
  4. Microwave for 2 more minutes, then add baking soda and vanilla, stirring until light and foamy.
  5. Pour onto a greased or buttered cookie sheet or greased or buttered waxed paper and let sit until cool.
  6. Break into pieces and store in container.

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