Recipe By Linda C.
Published Dec 18th
Prep 10m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 1 pound Calories 164.6

I have used this for years and it is very good; much easier than the traditional method and tastes just as good.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Grease a baking sheet, and set aside. In a glass bowl, combine peanuts, sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Cook in microwave for 6 to 7 minutes on High (700 W); mixture should be bubbly and peanuts browned. Stir in butter and vanilla; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer.
  2. 2 Quickly stir in baking soda, just until mixture is foamy. Pour immediately onto greased baking sheet. Let cool 15 minutes, or until set. Break into pieces, and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 164.6
  • Carbohydrate 23.3 g
  • Cholesterol 1.9 mg
  • Fat 7.5 g
  • Fiber 1.1 g
  • Protein 3.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.4 g
  • Sodium 91 mg
  • Sugar 15.8 g


  1. I have been making a similar recipe for years. I make a ten minute (or so) brittle putting the nuts in at the five minute point, then add the butter, vanilla, and soda at the end. I followed this recipe putting the butter and vanilla in at the earlier interval and was not so happy - Read more ...
  2. I have made (no exaggerating) dozens of batches-it makes a great gift! I use a 9.5 oz can of Planters lightly salted cashews. Here's what I have found to be helpful: I reduced the baking soda to 1/2-3/4t. baking soda (I could taste the soda-yuck) and I add the nuts after the mixture starts to - Read more ...
  3. I have been using this recipe for many years and it always comes out perfectly. The glass 4 cup measuring cup is a real key for ease in making this recipe. The original recipe I use calls for a can of cashew pieces and this makes a fantastic brittle! Everyone I give it to wants - Read more ...
  4. This recipe was great. Like others, I was grateful not to have to be stirring and stirring this on the stove!!! I had to try this a few times before it turned out. The first time it burned a little. Wanted to pass along what I did just in case it helps others. I live - Read more ...
  5. I have an 1100 watt microwave and following Linda's recipe my brittle burned after adding the nuts. I tried it again lowering the time and this is what worked for me. 2 1/2 minutes for the sugar and corn syrup, add the nuts and cook for 2 more minutes, add the vanilla and butter and - Read more ...
  6. I used a microwave peanut brittle recipe for years, then lost it. This seemed like the closest to my old recipe and luckily it turned out just as good. I've made numerous batches this last week. I find it works fine using salted nuts. In fact, I buy the large container of fancy nuts from - Read more ...
  7. This recipe is good! It's way better than average, but in nmy opinion, needs more salt. Here are some tips for the people who keep burning the recipe, who can't get their mixture to firm up, or for those who, for the life of them, can't find corn syrup. A) If you are having trouble - Read more ...
  8. My wife and I have made two batches of this, and they both came out perfect! Guess what everyone's getting a tin of this Christmas? : ) Oh, one more thing. We've been making it in one of those glass 4-cup measuring cups. You know, the clear ones with a handle. They work great for - Read more ...
  9. This was GREAT! Tips: For some reason the batch always turned out better when I lined the cookie sheet with aluminum foil - chemical reaction w/the baking soda maybe? Also plan to waste at least one batch because there is one unknown in this recipe: your microwave. I had to tinker until I got the - Read more ...
  10. This is the only Peanut Brittle recipe I'll use. =) Always turns out good - to avoid the chewies, just keep a glass of cold water on hand - don't add the baking soda untill a little bit of the brittle-part makes a hard ball and cracks in the water. Then you won't be foiled - Read more ...

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