Easy Microwave Peanut Brittle
This easy peanut brittle recipe is made in the microwave in just a few minutes and turns out crisp and delicious every time.
Servings: 10 servings
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup we use Karo
- 1 cup cocktail peanuts
- 1 tsp butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
Prepare a baking sheet with tin foil and coat with a thin layer of oil or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Mix the ingredients, except for the baking soda, together in a casserole dish or large microwaveable bowl.
Microwave for 4 minutes on high. Stir and microwave for 3 minutes. Stir and microwave 1 minute.
Quickly stir in baking soda and pour onto tinfoil. This needs to be done quickly before the mixture begins to harden. Using a spatula, spread into a thin even layer.
Let the brittle harden for at least 30 minutes. Once cooled, break into pieces.
- Every microwave is different, so you might find that you need to cook your sugar for less or more time. The candy needs to reach 300 degrees F on a candy thermometer before you add the baking soda and pour it out.
- If you've cooked it for too long, the candy will begin to turn dark brown and smell burned.
- If you don't cook it long enough, it won't be a golden color yet.
- You can pour the candy onto a silicon mat to avoid the tin foil.
- There's no need to put the candy into the refrigerator or cool it off. It will become brittle at room temperature.
Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg