Aunt Mary’s Microwave Peanut Brittle

Submitted by: kellyb on December 30, 2010

One of my favorite treats from my aunt, an excellent cook.

Servings: 1 pound   Prep Time: 2 minutes   Cook Time: 10 minutes  


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 1/2 cups unsalted peanuts, I use dry roasted
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda


1. Combine sugar and corn syrup in a 2 quart glass dish. Stir to combine. Cook on High for 4 minutes
2. Stir in peanuts with a wooden spoon and cook on High for 4 minutes.
3. Stir in butter and vanilla and cook on High for 2 minutes.
4. Add baking soda, stir quickly until mixture gets light and foamy. Quickly pour into a greased large baking sheet. Spread with spoon. Cool completely. Break into pieces. Makes about 1 pound.

NOTE: To clean bowl, soak in hot water until sugar/syrup mixture dissolves

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