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Microwave Peanut Brittle Recipe

We all love Peanut Brittle for the holidays! This quick and easy Peanut Brittle Recipe is made in the microwave which makes it the BEST and EASIEST Microwave Peanut Brittle Recipe a quick and easy Christmas Candy! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Microwave Peanut Brittle, Peanut Brittle
Servings: 16
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/2 c. corn syrup
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 c. unsalted peanuts
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  • Combine sugar, syrup and salt in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 5 minutes on high.
  • Stir in peanuts. Microwave 3 to 5 more minutes, stirring after 3 minutes. Microwave until syrup and peanuts are light brown. Stir in butter, vanilla and baking soda until light and foamy. Spread on buttered cookie sheet.
  • Cool and break.



Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 378mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.7mg