Homemade Peanut Brittle (Microwave)

by - 10/19/2011 03:37:00 PM

One of my favorite candy treats to make is peanut brittle. This recipe works really great for me. I am not a big candy maker. however, I do love the taste of homemade peanut brittle. I love that with this recipe, I did not have to worry about checking/ monitoring a thermometer which was a major bonus.
Plus, Clean up is a breeze too! I know making candy at home can can be a scary task. This is a super easy and super basic recipe. Trust me, you will love it! With the holiday’s right around the corner, this is the perfect homemade treat to make for family and friends.

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups peanuts
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  1. In a large glass bowl mix together: peanuts, sugar, corn syrup, vanilla extract and water.
  2. Microwave on high for 14 minutes. (The time may vary depending on your microwave).
  3. Remove  (with oven mitts)from the microwave stir in the butter, and then stir in the baking soda.(the mixture will start to bubble).
  4. Pour onto a greased cookie sheet and allow cooling for a few hours.
  1. Once the mixture has hardened break into smaller pieces.
Helpful tips:
  • Do not allow the mixture to cool down, once out of the microwave.
  • Caution this recipe is really hot coming out of the microwave; no licking the spatula or bowl
  • I would suggest using a microwave safe bowl that could hold at least 6 cups.
  • 14 minutes worked for my microwave, your microwave may be slower or faster. (Keep that in mind)

~Mrs. Delightful

Do you have a favorite candy recipe?

If you try this recipe, let me know. Leave a comment, pin it (so you have it saved), and don’t forget to tag a picture use the hashtag >> #simplytasheena on Instagram. I would love to see how it turned out. 

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  1. Thanks so much for linking up with DIYbyDesign and for becoming a follower. I am following you back. I can handle this recipe since it uses the microwave Lol!

  2. Thanks for stopping by! This is a wonderful recipe.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  3. I found you on Saved By Love Creations. I love peanut brittle and can't wait to try this. I would really appreciate you stopping by my party and linking up: http://www.momontimeout.com/2011/10/taking-timeout-thursday-link-party-no-1.html

  4. Thanks for stopping by Trish! This is a great recipe.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  5. Okay, seriously that looks amazing and soooo easy. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Thank you for linking up to Taking A Timeout Thursday! I can't wait to try this recipe :)

  7. Terry:

    This is an amazing recipe and clean up is a breeze! Thanks for stopping by


    Thanks for hosting!

  8. This would be a great Christmas gift to mail to my out of town friends and family! I am now your newest follower:)

  9. Jonnique:

    This makes the perfect holdiday gift. Thank you for stopping by!

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  10. This looks and sounds so yummy! Hooray for microwave recipes!
    Thanks for posting.
    Fancy Frugal Life

  11. Lina:

    No problem, Thanks for stopping by! This is a great recipe.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  12. Hi there, thank you so much for the recipe for peanut brittle. My teeth are thanking you also, LOL Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  13. Ooo, this looks easy and delicious! I used to work in a candy store and we made Peanut Brittle with the same ingredients, so I'm sure this will be very good.

    My family's favorite candy this time of year is Rocky Road. I'll be posting the recipe soon on my blog, The Big Green Bowl!

  14. Michael Ann:

    This is a yummy simple recipe.I'm looking forward to your Rocky Road post. Thanks for stopping by.

    ~Mrs. Delightful


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