Simple and Surprisingly Good Microwave Peanut Brittle

Peanut Butter Brittle


  • 1-½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups raw peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Combine sugar, syrup, water, salt, and peanuts in a 2-quart microwavable bowl.
  • Microwave on High for 5 minutes; stir; microwave for 13 minutes or until syrup separates into threads.
  • Stir in margarine, soda, and vanilla until light and bubbling.
  • Pour onto a greased cookie sheet and spread into a thin layer.
  • Cool and break into pieces.

Yields 1-½ pounds.

Anne James

Hi, I'm Anne but my grandchildren call me Jelly Grandma. I have over 50 years of experience as a Southern cook and am a retired librarian. I love sharing what I have learned. You can find me on YouTube as well! Just click the link at the bottom of your page.

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