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Microwave Peanut Brittle

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert


  • 1 1/2 C. dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1/2 C. light corn syrup
  • 1 pinch of salt, optional
  • 1 T. butter
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 t. baking soda


  • Grease a baking sheet and set aside. In a glass bowl, combine peanuts, sugar, syrup, and salt until well mixed.
  • Heat in microwave for 6 to 7 minutes on high until mixture is bubbly and peanuts are browned.
  • Stir in butter and vanilla; cook for 2 to 3 minutes longer. Quickly stir in baking soda, just until mixture is foamy.
  • Pour immediately onto greased baking sheet.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes or until set. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.