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

Anne James has a wealth of experience in a wide array of interests and is an expert in quilting, cooking, gardening, camping, mixing drinks (bartending), and making jelly. Anne has a professional canning business, has been featured in the local newspaper as well as on the Hershey website, and has been her family canner for decades. Anyone growing up in the South knows that there is always a person in the family who has knowledge of the “old ways,” and this is exactly what Anne is. With over 55 years of experience in these endeavors, she brings a level of hands-on knowledge that is hard to surpass. Amazingly, she doesn’t need to reference many resources due to her vast wealth of experience. She IS the source. Anne wants nothing more than to pass on her extensive knowledge to the next generations, whether that be family or anyone visiting her website, her YouTube channel, or

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