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Quick and Easy Peanut Brittle Recipe

How to make Peanut Brittle in minutes by melting and blending the ingredients in the microwave or stovetop. A great addition to any Christmas Cookie Tray or gift idea.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups shelled raw peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Microwave first 3 ingredients in a 2-quart glass bowl on HIGH 5 minutes. *see note

  2. Stir in peanuts and microwave 3 more minutes
  3. Stir in butter and vanilla and microwave 45 seconds or until candy is the color of peanut butter.
  4. Stir in baking soda (mixture will bubble).
  5. Working quickly, spread hot candy in a thin layer onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (or a lightly greased baking sheet) using two metal forks.
  6. Cool completely and break candy into pieces.

Recipe Notes

*all microwaves cook at different rates, our microwave is 1100 watts so adjust cooking time accordingly

**You may also make this recipe on the stove in a large saucepan. Melt the ingredients together as listed per each step. 

Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms