Microwave peanut brittle

Brandy O'Neill

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Peanut brittle is the perfect holiday sweet treat. We made it even easier by coming up with a recipe to make it in the microwave.

microwave peanut brittle

Peanut brittle is one of the easiest candies to make. It's sweet, crunchy and full of delicious peanuts. Well, we took all that ease and made it even easier! This peanut brittle is made in the microwave. Don't run away just yet. In just about 10 minutes you will have perfectly cooked candy and an easy clean up. What more could you ask for?

Microwave peanut brittle

Slightly adapted from AllRecipes

Yields 1-1/2 pounds candy


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1-1/2 cups salted whole peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat, and set aside.
  2. In a large glass bowl, add sugar and corn syrup. Add to the microwave and cook for 4 minutes.
  3. Carefully stir in peanuts and cook for another 3-1/2 minutes.
  4. Carefully stir in unsalted butter and vanilla extract. Cook for another 1-1/2 minutes.
  5. Stir in baking soda until the mixture is slightly foamy.
  6. Pour onto prepared baking sheet and spread mixture evenly.
  7. Let the mixture cool completely and then break into bite-size pieces.

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Brandy O'Neill
Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New York. Her food is influenced by her small town roots as well as her many travels around the world.