Microwave Peanut Brittle

I attempted this recipe twice before I was successful.  It’s a simple yummy recipe which is one of my favorite types of recipes.

Christmas is around the corner.  Here is how we have begun to celebrate Christmas at my house.


The Nativity Set my grandpa carved many years ago.  My great uncle painted the figures since grandpa was color blind.


The Imaginative One with his bird, Password.  The Imaginative One has discovered computer programming so that is what he was working on while his brother was putting lights on the Christmas tree.


The Wee One putting the lights on the Christmas tree.


More of the Wee One putting the lights on the tree.


Even more of the Wee One putting the lights on the tree.


The Imaginative One decided to done his grandpa‘s Santa wig and a Santa hat.


Instead of an Elf on the Shelf, we have Hei Hei in trouble.  They keep moving this chicken around the house.  He is Moana’s sidekick in the new Disney movie.  We thought he was hilarious so we got him at the Polynesian.


The Wee One was the Innkeeper in our church’s children program.


The Imaginative One was one of the shepherds.


After church, we celebrated December birthdays.  My mom was the only one there who had a December birthday.  I love this photo of her.


I love this photo of the Wee One.  This was during the celebration of December birthdays at church.


The Imaginative One doing what he does best – eating.


My aunt had given the boys permission to open the gifts from her early.  This book is called Fart Tsunami.


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Onto the recipe – As I said, the recipe is simple.  You need to be careful because the glass and the corn syrup/ sugar mixture will become super hot.  You don’t want to burn yourself.

Another plus is the fact you do not need to have a candy thermometer to make this recipe. This might also be good with cashews instead of peanuts.

Microwave Peanut Brittle

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. light corn syrup
  • 3/4 to 1 & 1/2 c. dry roasted peanuts or cashews
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda


  1. Butter a cookie sheet and set aside.
  2. In a large microwavable bowl, combine the sugar and corn syrup.
  3. Microwave for 3 minutes.  Stir with a wooden spoon.
  4. Microwave for another 2 minutes.  Stir.  (It should be a light amber color at this point.)
  5. Add the peanuts or cashews.  Stir.
  6. Microwave for another 3 to 5 minutes.  – Watch the mixture carefully so it does not burn. (The mixture should be a golden brown at this point.)
  7. Add the vanilla and butter.  Stir until the butter is melted.
  8. Microwave for another minute.
  9. Add the baking soda.  The mixture will be foamy and thick at this point.
  10. Pour onto the cookie sheet.
  11. Allow to cool before breaking into pieces.
  12. Store in an air tight container.



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