The ease of making Microwave Peanut Brittle can only be topped by how good it is to eat. Crisp and buttery with a bit of chewy inbetween it has that sweet and salty vibe that’s irresistible. Make it in your microwave and you can enjoy delectable peanut brittle anytime of year.
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Microwave Peanut Brittle
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
- 1 Tbsp butter cubed
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Instructions for 1000 watt microwave. Lightly grease a standard baking sheet, or cover with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat.
- In a large microwave safe bowl stir together the sugar, corn syrup and salt. Microwave on high for 4 minutes or until bubbly and the sugar dissolves. Stop and stir at 2 minutes.
- After 4 minutes, add the peanuts. Stir until coated.
- Return to the microwave cooking for an additional 3 minutes stopping to stir halfway..
- After cooking the peanuts in the syrup for 3 minutes total add the cubed butter. Stir and return to the microwave. Cook for 1 minute.
- Remove from microwave. While stirring, add the vanilla and baking soda. The mixture will foam continue to stir until it does down slightly.
- Quickly pour onto the prepared pan or silicon mat and spread to approximately 1/4-inch thickness. You may use an offset spatula spritzed lightly with cooking spray.
- Allow to cool completely then break into desired size pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.