Microwave Peanut Brittle – no candy thermometer required!
Microwave Peanut Brittle – no candy thermometer required! Only 6 ingredients – peanuts, sugar, corn syrup, butter, vanilla, and baking soda. SO easy and SO delicious! Great for parties! Makes a great homemade gift!! #peanuts #brittle #candy
This is my Mom’s recipe for peanut brittle. It is really easy and doesn’t require a candy thermometer! You make this brittle in the microwave! I make this peanut brittle every year for Christmas, 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.
Combine sugar and syrup in a microwave safe bowl (I use a glass bowl), stir. Microwave on high for 5 minutes.
Add butter, vanilla and peanuts; stir. Microwave on high for 1 minute 30 seconds.
Remove bowl from microwave and quickly stir in baking soda. Immediately pour mixture onto parchment paper, aluminum foil or a Silpat. Spread into a rectangle and let cool for 1 hour. Break into pieces and enjoy!