Microwave Peanut Brittle
Microwave Peanut Brittle | This brittle tastes exactly like old fashioned peanut brittle. No candy thermometer…. and is ready to pour in less then 10 minutes! Satisfy your Peanut Brittle craving in just minutes! Perfect for a quick gift or to add to your Christmas goodie tray.
I made two batches. One in a Pyrex 4 cup measuring cup and one in a Pyrex bowl. Both the recipes turned out the same. So if you don’t have a 4 cup measuring cup a microwave safe bowl will work too! Add any leftover brittle to recipes! It adds a little crunch not to mention another layer of flavor. Like my Peanut Brittle Cookies, Chewy Peanut Brittle Brownies or Peanut Brittle Popcorn Nuggets. Game day just got a lot sweeter with these recipes!
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I can’t wait to make this, I love peanut brittle. Can it be this easy, thank you for sharing.
I would have never guessed I could do this in the microwave! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Just made this and it was easy! And from what I can taste with the few nibbles off the spoon…it is just like the kind we make with the candy thermometer! Thanks for sharing!
are the peanuts raw or just regular peanuts?
The peanuts are raw. 🙂
Thank you sooooo much,Just made this OMG great..
I just made this recipe. I used roasted peanuts. Wow … have been struggling to perfect a brittle for some time till I found this recipe. It was set in record time and am really happy for that! My first try!
Awesome Faith! I know! Who knew making brittle could be so easy. 🙂
That’s what I have— a large container of ROASTED peanuts. I’m glad to hear that it still worked.
I made this brittle I changed nothing , the house had such a wonderful aroma !!! The peanut brittle was fantastic thank you
WooHoo that’s awesome Lelia! This is my favorite way to make Peanut Brittle. 🙂
Made this many times. Looking for a way to double the recipe and have heard it doesn’t work. In fact, on a couple of occasions this basic recipe yielded a toffee consistency (because it didn’t get hot enough). I make with sunflower and pepita seeds. Astro loves you.
Thanks! It was a game changer when I found out I could make this delicious candy in the microwave! It’s my dad’s favorite. I love taking him a big bag of it when I go to visit him. I take him a double recipe but I make the recipe twice. I don’t think the mixture would get hot enough to reach a hard crack stage with a double batch in one container.
Peanut Brittle is my signature Christmas candy. All my Brittle loving friends & relatives expect it. After years of slaving over a pot waiting for a thread to spin I started using this microwave method. You can’t tell the difference. Every microwave cooks differently so watch the first two nukes very closely. 4 minutes is too long in my microwave but 3 1/2 minutes is perfect. Even with washing the measuring cup during batches I can make 3 batches in less time than it took me to make one on the range.
I know exactly what you mean Delilah! I’m so glad you love the recipe as much as I do!
My burned so I’m going to try 3.5 minutes instead. Thanks for sharing.
Oh no! I’m so sorry…..Your microwave must be stronger then mine.
My brittle turned out sticky. Is there any way to make it crunchy?
Hi Betty, check to see the wattage of your microwave. You may have to cook it longer.
I’ve been making brittle in the microwave for years, but somehow misplaced my recipe. Yours is exactly the same.. except a pinch of salt.
I bought WAAAY to many peanuts before the holidays, so I’m still whipping up batches. Think I’ll try sprinkling a little kosher salt on one… and melt chocolate chips over another. Mmmmmm!!! #brittlefordays
I love your ideas Jennifer!
What kind of peanuts I’d love to try and make my own peanut brittle instead of getting store bought
Hi Courtney, Use raw Spanish peanuts.
Evening,i don’t like peanuts,i was wondering if cashier pieces would work
If you meant Cashew Pam then yes! 😀