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Microwave Peanut Brittle

A perfect blend of buttery caramel, roasted peanuts, and a hint of vanilla—a quick and satisfying sweet treat.

—Recipes by Chef Steph



  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper, wax paper, or a silicone mat. In a deep microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar and corn syrup. Mix thoroughly and microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes.
  2. Stir in peanuts and microwave on HIGH until the mixture is light brown, about 3 to 5 minutes longer.
  3. Stir in butter and vanilla until combined. Microwave on HIGH until peanuts are lightly browned, about 1 to 2 minutes longer.
  4. Stir in baking soda until mixture is light and foamy. Pour onto the prepared pan and cool for 30 minutes.
  5. Break into pieces to serve and store in an airtight container.
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