Microwave Peanut Brittle

Friday, December 11, 2009

Microwave Peanut Brittle - no candy thermometer required! Only 6 ingredients. Sugar, corn syrup, butter, vanilla, peanuts and baking soda. Ready to eat in minutes. I love to make this for holiday gifts. Tastes amazing! You'll never buy the store bought stuff again!! 

Microwave Peanut Brittle - no candy thermometer required! Only 6 ingredients. Sugar, corn syrup, butter, vanilla, peanuts and baking soda. Ready to eat in minutes. I love to make this for holiday gifts. Tastes amazing! You'll never buy the store bought stuff again!!

I make this peanut brittle every year for Christmas. It is so simple and everyone loves it. No one would ever know it was made in the microwave! You will have to play with the cooking times and adjust them to your microwave. It is also a good idea to have everything measured out before you start so the sugar doesn't harden prematurely.

Microwave Peanut Brittle - no candy thermometer required! Only 6 ingredients. Sugar, corn syrup, butter, vanilla, peanuts and baking soda. Ready to eat in minutes. I love to make this for holiday gifts. Tastes amazing! You'll never buy the store bought stuff again!!






candy, holidays, brittle, peanuts, dessert
Dessert
American
Yield: serves 6

Microwave Peanut Brittle

prep time: 5 minscook time: 8 minstotal time: 13 mins
Microwave Peanut Brittle - no candy thermometer required! Only 6 ingredients. Sugar, corn syrup, butter, vanilla, peanuts and baking soda. Ready to eat in minutes. I love to make this for holiday gifts. Tastes amazing! You'll never buy the store bought stuff again!!

Ingredients:


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup (Karo)
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup peanuts (I use lightly salted cocktail peanuts)
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Instructions:


  1. Combine sugar and syrup in a microwave safe bowl (I use a glass bowl), stir.
  2. Microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  3. Add butter, vanilla and peanuts; stir. Microwave on high for 1 minute 25 seconds.
  4. Remove bowl from microwave and quickly stir in baking soda. Immediately pour mixture onto parchment paper, aluminum foil or a silpat.
  5. Spread into a rectangle and let cool for 1 hour. Break into pieces and enjoy!




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12 comments

  1. I think microwave popcorn is about the best thing since sliced bread. I don't think I have a recipe, so appreciate this post.

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  2. jees, not popcorn, PEANUT BRITTLE

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  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE peanut brittle.

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  4. since i'm a college student i've only got a microwave available and this is perfect- thanks!

    justine

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  5. I'm not certain I've ever had peanut brittle. Looks good and sounds easy enough to give it a try.
    ~ingrid

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  6. I did it but it failed and never got hard. It was also a clear color. Not sure where I went wrong.

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  7. I did it but it failed and never got hard. It was also a clear color. Not sure where I went wrong.

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  8. I did it but it failed and never got hard. It was also a clear color. Not sure where I went wrong.

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  9. Kimberly - you didn't cook it long enough in the first stage. It should be an amber color. Add a minute or two to the cooking time. Every microwave is different. You will have to play with the cooking time.

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  10. Great recipe! Love taste. I'm going to try it with half the baking soda and see how the texture changes.

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  11. I follweded the recipe cooked it on the exact times it gave...it is perfect!! love this...thanks thanks thanks

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  12. Made this so many times! Turns out great every time! This time I increased the butter to 2 tbsps to give it a richer flavor and it's awesome!

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