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10 Minute Never Fail Microwave Peanut Brittle

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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.


136 calories, 5 grams fat, 22 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in sodium.
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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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This worked fine in my microwave to it must depend on your wattage. I'm not sure what mine is.

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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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Oct 25, 2010

lady di
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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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May 14, 2010

Guest Foodie
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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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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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Dec 23, 2009

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

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Nov 20, 2009

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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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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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Very easy and very good!

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