Easy Microwave Peanut Brittle

Microwave Peanut Brittle From Candy
David Birkbeck/E+/Getty Images
  • Total: 16 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 6 mins
  • Yield: 1/2 Pound (serves 8)

This microwave peanut brittle recipe is made with Karo syrup, sugar, dry roasted peanuts, margarine, and vanilla.

These directions are for a 1000 watt microwave oven. If your wattage is lower, adjust the time accordingly. See Candy's note below the recipe.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup white Karo syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon margarine
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make It

Line a baking sheet with foil and butter or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In a microwave safe bowl, mix sugar, Karo corn syrup, and salt. Cook in the microwave oven (100% power) for about 4 minutes, or just until amber colored.

Remove the candy from the oven (it's very hot, be very careful) and add the peanuts; cook about l to 2 minutes longer.

Remove it from oven add the margarine, baking soda, and vanilla all at once, and mix thoroughly and spread it out on the prepared baking sheet, ( this sets up quickly).

Cool, then break the peanut brittle into pieces and put in a container with tight-fitting lid.

Candy's Note: "My microwave is 1000 watts, so I really don't leave my brittle in too long. I make this all the time - it is very easy and delicious. I usually take the margarine, baking soda, and vanilla and put it together in a bowl, so I can work quickly with it. I also spray my pan in advance, so that it will be ready for me."

You Might Also Like:

Pistachio Nut Brittle Recipe

Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle

Bourbon Balls

Peanut Brittle With Honey Roasted Peanuts

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
212 Calories
5g Fat
43g Carbs
2g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)