Cinnamon Peanut Brittle

“A nice variation on a classic candy. And it uses a microwave which significantly simplifies the candy making process.” – April Ferre

Cinnamon Peanut Brittle

Course: Candy & Confections


  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 2 Cups Salted Peanuts
  • 1 Teaspoon Butter Not Margarine
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla


  • In a 2-quart microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar and corn syrup. Heat, uncovered, on high for 3 minutes; stir. Heat 2 1/4 minutes longer.
  • Stir in peanuts, butter and cinnamon. Microwave, uncovered on high for 20 to 30 seconds or until mixture turns a light amber color (mixture will be very hot).
  • Quickly stir in baking soda and vanilla until light and foamy. Immediately pour onto a well-greased baking sheet and spread with forks.
  • Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until firm; break into small pieces. Store in an airtight container. Makes 1 1/4 pounds.


Note: This recipe tested on a 1,100 watt microwave.

2001 Recipe – Jean Hansen