Easy Microwavable Peanut Brittle


Makes about 1 pound of candy.


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup roasted, salted peanuts **
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda


  1. Place sugar and corn syrup in a 2-quart (2L) casserole dish. Stir. Cook uncovered on high (100%) for 4 minutes.
  2. Stir in peanuts. Cook on high (100%) for about 6 minutes more, checking at 1 minute intervals until golden.
  3. Add butter and vanilla. Stir. Cook on high (100%) for about 1 minute more.
  4. Stir in baking soda. While the mixture is still foamy, pour and spread thinly into a greased baking sheet. Cool. Break into pieces.

** If using raw peanuts, add them with the sugar and syrup along with 1/8 teaspoon of salt. (Check out our recommended salt and pepper grinder sets!)

Note: This recipe is based on a 700 watt microwave. If your microwave has a higher wattage, reduce the cooking times slightly. If it is a lower wattage, increase the cooking time. It is always better to undercook something and then add more time if needed.

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