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Fantastic Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle

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  • Author: Maureen Haddock
  • Total Time: 11-17 minutes
  • Yield: 810 pieces 1x


I am enthusiastic about microwave ovens, and 8-cup measuring bowls. This easy recipe for peanut brittle uses both, and, if you make it, I am sure it will become a festive favourite at your house.


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  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Roger’s Golden Syrup
  • 1 cup of salted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda


Mix sugar and syrup, in an eight-cup glass measuring-bowl and cook for 3 minutes on high.

When the mixture has cooked for three minutes, add 1 cup of salted peanuts

Cook for 3 minutes more. Remove mixture from microwave oven.

  • Add 1 teaspoon of butter
  • Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda

Mix and cook 1 minute longer

Pour the hot peanut brittle mixture from the measuring bowl, carefully, onto a greased cookie sheet, tilting the pan so the mixture spreads. A Silpat-lined pan works very well.

Let the mixture cool and then break the brittle into chunks.

Store cooled peanut brittle in tins, or glass jars.


I have to reduce the heat in my microwave oven to about power eight.

  • Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6-7 minutes
  • Category: Treats
  • Method: Microwave Oven

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