I don't know about you, but I always like to bring a little gift or treat to a party. However, living in a college dorm, I don't always have the time to make a batch of brownies. This easy peanut brittle recipe is perfect for those times you need whip but a quick treat. Make the brittle and let cool as you get ready for the party. 

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Microwave Peanut Brittle

  • Prep Time:1 hr 2 mins
  • Cook Time:6 mins
  • Total Time:1 hr 8 mins
  • Servings:12
  • Easy


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
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  • Step 1

    Mix together sugar and light corn syrup. Microwave for 5 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Add butter, vanilla, and peanuts to the sugar syrup mixture. Microwave for another 1 minute.

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  • Step 3

    Add baking soda and immediately spread mixture onto parchment paper. Cool for 1 hour.

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  • Step 4

    Break into pieces and enjoy!

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