Make it Quick Peanut Brittle

Peanut Brittle

Super easy to make.  15 minutes and you’re done.  Make this recipe on a sunny day if possible so the brittle will not be sticky.



1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/4 teaspoon salt

11/2 cups peanuts

1 tablespoon butter

1 teaspoon vanilla, no imitation

1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray, set aside.
  2. In large glass microwavable safe bowl add sugar, corn syrup, and salt.  Stir with wooden spoon to mix- it will be sticky.
  3. Microwave 5 minutes, stir to mix, add peanuts and stir to coat.
  4. Microwave 3 additional minutes, mixture should look like peanut butter, if not, microwave 1 additional minute. (no more- you will burn it).
  5. Add butter and vanilla to mixture. Stir, add baking soda.  The mixture will expand and turn lighter in color.
  6. Immediately pour candy into sprayed baking pan.  Shift pan from right to left to level candy mixture.  Do not use your spoon to level out the top of the candy!* 
  7. All candy to cool, then break into pieces.
  8. Store in air tight container or zip lock plastic bag until ready to serve.


  • Lightly spray all mixing containers and baking sheet with cooking spray for easy release of harden sugars. Coat mixing cup with spray when measuring corn syrup.
  • Do not over microwave even if the color doesn’t seem to be dark like you might think it should look.  Mixture can burn quickly.
  • Do not use a spoon to level out the top of candy*.