Microwave peanut brittle recipe is so simple to make and tastes amazing. This easy peanut brittle recipe without candy thermometer is a breeze to make and so delicious.
Microwave Peanut Brittle Recipe
Microwave Peanut Brittle Recipe is one of the easiest recipes to make. Don’t let the idea of making peanut brittle scare you away because this recipe is so incredibly easy.
Even if you have never made candy before, this peanut brittle will turn out great. You will be so surprised just how simple it is and you don’t need a candy thermometer to make this!
Each bite tastes delicious and you can easily make this at home. Sweet and salty come together for one incredible treat friends and family will go crazy over.
You can also try this delicious Homemade Peanut Brittle Recipe if you prefer to make this on the stove.
Let’s learn how to make this easy microwave peanut brittle!
Skip the store bought stuff and make your own at home for a fraction of the price!
What is peanut brittle made of?
Sugar, corn syrup, peanuts and more come together to make this tasty peanut brittle. It is a family favorite around here and you will love it!
What is the purpose of baking soda in peanut brittle?
Why is my homemade peanut brittle chewy?
Peanut Brittle can become chewy if refrigerated. I would not refrigerate peanut brittle because it will lose its crunch and soften the brittle over time.
It is best at room temperature. You want to store the peanut brittle an airtight container to make the homemade peanut brittle last the longest.
This will keep it nice and crispy.
Ingredients for Microwave Peanut Brittle:
- granulated sugar
- light corn syrup
- unsalted roasted peanuts
- vanilla extract
- baking soda
How to make peanut brittle in the microwave:
First, generously butter a cookie sheet.
Next, in a 2-quart (8 cup) glass mixing bowl, stir together granulated sugar and corn syrup with a spoon and microwave.
Stir in peanuts and salt and continue to microwave.
Mix in butter and vanilla extract, stirring until butter is melted. Microwave on HIGH and bring to a boil.
Just note that cook times may vary slightly depending on microwave wattage. Watch for a golden brown color near the end.
Last, stir in the baking soda (mixture will become fluffy and foamy). Remove from heat and pour the mixture and lightly spread the mixture out onto prepared baking sheet.
Don’t over spread and move quickly. Allow to cool at room temperature then break into pieces once set.
Keep reading for the full recipe.
This is the best peanut brittle recipe!
Once you see how simple and easy this is, you will make it all the time! It is one of our favorite treats.
This is so amazing and a really great treat. Each bite is so rich and decadent for just the best peanut brittle ever!
This is so delicious and everyone will be impressed. I have a feeling this might become an annual tradition for your family too.
Since it is so easy and inexpensive to make, it is a great dessert idea any time you want a sweet treat for your family or to give as gifts.
Tips for making this easy peanut brittle recipe:
Make sure that your baking sheet has sides. You can use a cookie sheet as long as it has sides but you don’t want the mixture pouring off the edges as it will make a big mess.
It will be one sticky mess to clean up so make sure to use a rimmed baking sheet. I also like to use parchment paper to line the baking sheet with.
Save money and make this easy peanut brittle recipe without candy thermometer at home!
Anyone that has ever purchased peanut brittle knows how expensive it can be. I have seen the tins of peanut brittle at Christmas for a crazy amount of money.
Save yourself an arm and leg and just make it at home. Everyone will think you spent a ton of time on it when really it was very simple.
Don’t you love being able to make amazing recipes like this at home? Get started today and let us know how it turns out.
You really can’t go wrong with this amazing dessert. It is so easy and delicious.
Print this Microwave Peanut Brittle recipe below:
Microwave peanut brittle recipe is so simple to make and tastes amazing. This easy peanut brittle recipe without candy thermometer is a breeze to make.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup unsalted roasted peanuts
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Generously butter a cookie sheet. In a 2-quart (8 cup) glass mixing bowl, using a spoon, stir together granulated sugar and corn syrup. Microwave mixture on HIGH power 4 minutes.
- Stir in peanuts and salt, microwave on HIGH power 3 1/2 minutes.
- Mix in butter and vanilla extract, stirring until butter is melted. Microwave on HIGH power 1 1/2 minutes.Cook times may vary slightly depending on microwave wattage. Watch for a golden brown color near the end.
- Stir in baking soda (mixture will become fluffy and foamy). Pour and and lightly spread out onto prepared baking sheet. Don’t over spread and move quickly
- Allow to cool at room temperature then break into pieces once set.
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