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10 Minute Never Fail Microwave Peanut Brittle

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Rating: 5/5
9 reviews

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   16

recipe id: 10554
cook method: microwave
10 Minute Never Fail Microwave Peanut Brittle Recipe
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1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup raw peanuts
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda


Combine first 4 ingredients in 2-quart microwave mixing bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 8 minutes, stirring after 4 minutes. Add butter. Microwave on HIGH 2 minutes. Brittle should not get too brown. Stir in vanilla and soda until light and foamy. Spread on buttered baking sheet as thinly as possible. Cool. Break into pieces. Soak mixing bowl in warm sudsy water immediately for easier clean-up.

Note: exact cooking times may vary depending on your microwave wattage.

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136 calories, 5 grams fat, 22 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in sodium.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Turned out very good except that I had a big problem getting in out of the cookie tray even though it was heavily buttered

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
It was easy to make almost like my mothers she uses salted peanuts that's the only thing different than this one and they taste the same still good

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This worked fine in my microwave to it must depend on your wattage. I'm not sure what mine is.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I have an 1100 watt microwave and lowered it to Power Level 8. I've used this recipe years ago with a lower wattage microwave. It is worth trying out different settings.

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lady di

i find that we need to know what the watts are of the microwaves that the peanut brittle did NOT burn. mine is new and its 1200 watts it burnt.

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Guest Foodie

My brittle burnt a little as well and I am almost wondering if it has to do with my microwave wattage. So the next time I make it I am going to turn down the power to see if that helps. I added chocolate to see if it may cover up the taste. Hopefully it doesn't taste burnt.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I've never had great expertise when it comes to making candy, but I thought I'd give this "never fail" recipe a try. So simple, so quick, so delicious! It's wonderful!

I think I may knock a minute off of the initial microwave time, however, as my brittle got rather brown...but it tastes YUMMY!


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I don't have a clue what I did wrong but it actually burned!!!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I make this every year for friends and it is always a success. The only problem is getting it into the gift tins before it is eaten. They look forward to it at Christmas time.

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Very easy. Used 1 TBL of butter instead of 1 tsp. Made it with almonds and it was fabulous. It's good with peanuts, too, but I liked it better with almonds. I make it about once a week and take it to work or to my knitting group. Everyone loves it.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I actually doubled the recipe and made it twice for Christmas ... If you cut dow a tad on Baking soda ... add chopped almonds instead .... then pour choclate on top - you have a heath bar

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Very easy and very good!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
omg! sooo amazing

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