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Learn the secret to buttery Microwave Peanut Brittle (minus the burnt taste!). It's easier than you think to create that crunchy, airy texture. Yes, in your microwave.

Microwave Peanut Brittle

Learn the secret to buttery Microwave Peanut Brittle (minus the burnt taste!). It's easier than you think to create that crunchy, airy texture. Yes, in your microwave.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 266 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw peanuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper, wax paper, or a silicone mat. In a deep bowl, combine peanuts, sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Mix thoroughly and microwave for 5 minutes on 50% power.
  2. Stir and microwave 5 to 7 minutes longer at 50% power, until syrup is light brown. Remove from microwave.
  3. Stir in baking soda, butter, and vanilla; mix well (mixture will foam). Pour onto cookie sheet and cool completely. Break into pieces and serve or store in an airtight container.