Microwave Peanut Brittle

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Peanut brittle is one of the best candies on the planet. There's a whole day dedicated to this fantastic brittle. Although it's a little early to observe crispy peanut day on January 26th, you will have this microwave peanut brittle recipe in your arsenal to make any time you are craving a delicious peanut treat. This Microwave Peanut Butter is crunchy with a slight chew, and it comes together in less than 20 minutes.

Why Is My Microwave Peanut Brittle Sticky?

Even if you make peanut brittle in the microwave, it still has to reach the hard crack stage so that the sugar strands can be easily broken. This stage causes peanut brittle not to be sticky. If your peanut brittle is sticky, it simply means you did not cook it long enough.   

How Long Does It Take For Peanut Brittle To Harden?

Peanut brittle takes about 20-30 minutes to harden completely.

How Long Will Homemade Peanut Brittle Last?

You can store the peanut brittle in an airtight container for 4 weeks.

What Happens If You Put Too Much Baking Soda In Peanut Brittle?

Baking soda is what gives the peanut brittle its airy texture. If you add more baking soda, you will create more bubbles. However, baking soda will make the crisp peanut taste like baking soda. 
Author: Sarah Leadon
Average: 5 (2 votes)
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
9 mins
Total Time
12 mins
10 persons



Add a sheet of parchment paper to your countertop.  
In a large ceramic microwave-safe bowl, add the granulated sugar and honey and mix to combine. Do not use metal or plastic bowls to make this microwave peanut brittle. 
Microwave the sugar and honey mixture on high for 4 minutes.   
Add the peanuts to the sugar and honey mixture and stir to combine. Heat the peanut brittle for 3 minutes.  
Stir in the butter, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
Microwave the peanut butter brittle for 1 minute and 30 seconds. The peanut brittle should have a golden, honey-like color. It should not be too pale or too golden brown. If the peanut brittle is too pale, heat it in the microwave for another 1-2 minutes until it is golden brown.   
Stir in the baking soda. The brittle peanut mixture should be bubbly and foamy once the baking soda is added. The bubbles create the light, airy texture of the peanut brittle, so try your best not to deflate them.
Pour the peanut brittle mixture onto the parchment paper quickly. Make sure you use a zigzag pattern when pouring the peanut brittle onto the parchment paper to spread on its own. If you try to spread the peanut brittle into an even layer using an offset spatula, it will deflate the bubbles. You can shake the parchment paper to help the brittle spread, but do not press the peanut brittle.
Allow the peanut brittle to cool completely before breaking it into small pieces and serving. 

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