Microwave Peanut Brittle Recipe
Easy peanut brittle recipe that is made in your microwave for a delicious Christmas candy or DIY gift.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup corn syrup
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cup unsalted peanuts
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
Butter a rimmed cookie sheet and set aside.
In a glass bowl stir together sugar, syrup and salt in a glass safe bowl. Microwave for 3.5 minutes.
Stir in the peanuts and microwave for an additional 3 minutes or until light brown.
Stir in butter and vanilla and microwave an additional 1.5 minutes.
Add baking soda and gently stir until light and foamy. Quickly pour mixture onto prepared cookie sheet. Gently rotate the pan to spread mixture until it's a 1/2'' thick.
Let the peanut brittle cool until it's set. Break the candy into small pieces and store in an airtight container.
- Have your cookie sheet buttered before you make the peanut brittle because it sets up fast.
- You can also use parchment paper to pour your brittle onto.
- Wondering why we use baking soda? Baking soda makes the brittle tender by adding air bubbles, giving it a porous texture.
- To store this candy simply layer the brittle in an air tight container and place parchment or wax paper between the layers.
- Peanut Brittle will keep in an airtight container for up to two months so it's a great make ahead candy.
- Switch things up and substitute the peanuts for cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts or pecans.
Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg