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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Microwave Peanut Brittle

Microwave Peanut Brittle 2
Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without at least one batch of peanut brittle. It's one of those things I make every year. My oldest son would tell you this is one of his favorite Christmas treats!

Y'all know by now that I like easy - and it doesn't get much easier than this microwave version! I love that I don't need a candy thermometer for this recipe - because really, who has one of those things anyways?!

Microwave Peanut Brittle
Printable recipe
Yield: about 1 to 1½ pounds

1 cup sugar
½ cup light corn syrup
1 cup salted peanuts
1 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda

Butter a baking sheet and set aside. Combine the sugar and corn syrup in a large microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes. Stir in the peanuts and butter; microwave for an additional 3 minutes or until the mixture turns a caramel color. Add the vanilla and baking soda - working quickly to mix and spread onto the prepared baking sheet. Let candy stand until cool and it hardens. Break into pieces.

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  1. Hi Jamie, this recipe looks so easy to do in the microwave! Thanks for sharing this. My aunt used to make this for us kids when we were little and it brings back fond memories. Wishing you and your family a wonder Christmas and a Happy New Year. Julie

  2. I made some brittle just like this but didn't have the baking soda so mine turned out clear and harder. Yours looks so good. I want to do a redo on mine using all the right stuff!!! Thanks for sharing. Come visit me sometime!

  3. this looks yum!!!

    Natasha @ <a href="http://www.serenityyou.com>Serenity You</a>

  4. Jamie, I love that this can be made in the microwave, it seems a lot easier than the recipe I usually use.
    Merry Christmas,
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  5. I'm just about to make some peanut brittle Jamie to finish off the Christmas gifts Your timing is perfect. Just also wanted to say thank you so much for your support on the blog. Your friendship means the world to me. Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

    Anne xx

  6. This recipe looks so easy, I will have to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a very Merry Christmas!
    Miz Helen

  7. Congratulations…this post was featured on Create It Thursday #34! Thanks for sharing such a great idea with us last week!

  8. I really like how quick and easy this recipe is. I'll have to try it! Pinning.

  9. have been looking for this recipe for a long time, I had lost mine! I am going to make this tomorrow
    thank you

  10. We're going to try the peanut brittle tonight. Wish us luck!


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