Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without at least one batch of Microwave Peanut Brittle. It’s one of those things I make every year.
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Microwave Peanut Brittle
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?!
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- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup salted peanuts
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2227Total Fat: 84gSaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 1967mgFiber: 12gSugar: 338gProtein: 36g
Originally published on December 17, 2013. Updated on April 25, 2021.