Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

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I have used this for years and it is very good; much easier than the traditional method and tastes just as good.

Servings per recipe: 16
Calories per serving: 165
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 30m


  • 1 1/2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 pinch salt (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • 1   Grease a baking sheet, and set aside. In a glass bowl, combine peanuts, sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Cook in microwave for 6 to 7 minutes on High (700 W); mixture should be bubbly and peanuts browned. Stir in butter and vanilla; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer.
  • 2   Quickly stir in baking soda, just until mixture is foamy. Pour immediately onto greased baking sheet. Let cool 15 minutes, or until set. Break into pieces, and store in an airtight container.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 7.5g 12%
    Saturated Fat 1.0g  
Cholesterol 2mg  
Sodium 91mg 4%
Potassium 91mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 23.3g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Protein 3.2g 6%
Sugars 16g  
Vitamin A 22IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 9mg  
Iron 0mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 2mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 24mg  
Folate 20mcg