Microwave Peanut Brittle

Microwave Peanut Brittle

In need of a quick snack? You can make this deliciously crunchy peanut brittle in less than 15 minutes in the microwave!


about 1 pound brittle


  • 1 cup C&H® Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup, light
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raw peanuts, shelled
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


Lightly grease a spatula and large baking sheet; set aside.

Combine sugar, corn syrup and salt in 2-quart microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes.

Remove from microwave; stir thoroughly. Add peanuts; stir again. Microwave again on HIGH for 5 minutes.

Remove mixture from microwave. Add butter and vanilla; blend. Microwave again on HIGH for 2 minutes, or until golden brown.

Remove from microwave; stir in baking soda until well mixed and mixture becomes foamy. Pour onto prepared baking sheet; cool.

Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.


Featured by Frank M. Boyd of Jackson, TN.


This recipe was tested in a large, full-power microwave (600-700 watts) oven. Cooking times may vary slightly, depending on microwave.

As the candy cools on the baking sheet, stretch it into a thin sheet by lifting and pulling the candy with two forks. Be careful, candy is hot. Stretching the brittle into a thin sheet will help make it crisp.