1200 Watt Microwave Peanut Brittle

READY IN: 16mins




  • Line a baking/cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper and spray with cooking spray or grease with butter.
  • Put 1 tablespoon molasses in a ½ cup measuring cup and then fill with corn syrup (spray cup with cooking spray first, so corn syrup will come out easier).
  • Put corn syrup mixture and white sugar in an eight cup bowl and mix well then microwave on high for 2 minutes, remove and stir and then microwave for 1 more minute.
  • Remove from microwave and add peanuts, stir into bubbling sugar mixture and microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from microwave and then stir in butter and vanilla and microwave for 1 minute.
  • Remove from microwave and quickly stir in baking soda - it will get somewhat white and foamy - spread out onto baking sheet - you can let it cool at room temperature or cool in the fridge. Put mixing bowl cup in sink under hot running water to aid in cleanup.
  • * I add the molasses because it gives the brittle a beautiful color - it is not required to make the recipe - if you don’t want to use it, just use a full ½ cup of corn syrup. Watch out with sampling - this stuff is habit forming - if you want to bump it up a notch - add 1 teaspoon cinnamon to sugars at begining (my daughter and I like) or if you really want to kick up it up - add the cinnamon and 1/3 teaspoon caynne pepper - hot stuff. I love the sweet and spicy.