Microwave Peanut Brittle

“It’s grrrrrreat. I got this recipe from somebody at work.” – Stephen Ferre

Microwave Peanut Brittle

Course: Candy & Confections


  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 3/4 to 2 Cups Dry Roasted Unsalted Peanuts
  • 1 Teaspoon Margarine
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda


  • Hint: I line the cookie sheet with foil and spray with Pam. I also spray the glass bowl (2-quart) and utensils with Pam as this mixture sets up quick. This helps everything from sticking together. These directions are for a 600-watt microwave.
  • Combine sugar and corn syrup; cook on high for 4 minutes.
  • Stir in peanuts and continue to cook on high for 3 more minutes.
  • Add margarine and vanilla; cook another 2 minutes.
  • Add baking soda and stir until mixture is light and foamy. Pour onto cookie sheet fast and spread quickly. Let cool completely, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Break into pieces. Store in airtight container in a cool place. Makes about 1 pound.

Recipe – Stephen Ferre