Peanut Brittle in the Microwave

Peanut Brittle in the Microwave


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This is a quick and easy recipe to make an old classic; the microwave makes short work of what otherwise can be a long process.

Linda C.

Serves: 16 

  • 1 1/2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
  • 1/2 cup golden syrup
  • 1 pinch salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:15min cooling  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Grease a baking tray and set aside. In a glass bowl combine peanuts, sugar, golden syrup and salt.
  2. Cook in microwave for 6 to 7 minutes on High; mixture should be bubbly and peanuts browned.
  3. Stir in butter and vanilla; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer.
  4. Quickly stir in bicarb soda just until mixture is foamy. Pour immediately onto greased baking tray.
  5. Let cool 15 minutes or until set. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

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Reviews (5)


Really easy and tasty....just as good as the slower time consuming method on the stove - 04 Dec 2012


Yummy sugar fix, but it came out very cloudy and we had to keep it in the fridge, otherwise it becomes a sticky mess. Even starts going gooey in your fingers if you hold a piece for a minute or two. - 17 Aug 2015


I cannot keep up with the demand everyone loves it. perfect recipe - 14 May 2015

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