The Easiest Peanut Brittle Ever!

1 cup raw peanuts
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon each: butter and vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda

Spray a 12-inch round pizza pan or other similar size baking sheets with vegetable cooking spray; set side.

Mix peanuts, sugar, corn syrup, and salt in a 2-quart Pyrex measuring cup. Microwave on high power, until nuts are fragrant and syrup is bubbly, stirring after 4 minutes, 7 to 8 minutes depending your microwave’s wattage. Stir in butter and vanilla; continue to microwave on high power until nuts are golden brown, 1 minute longer. Stir in baking soda and then immediately pour onto on prepared pan. Working quickly, spread to desired thickness. Let stand until completely cool, about 30 minutes. Break into pieces. (Can be stored in a tin a couple of weeks—if you can make it last that long.)

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  1. carol says

    I stopped after workto get the ingredients for black forest oatmeal. Wouldn’t you know they didn’t have the dried cherries in stock. I looked forward to trying it tomorrow morning.

    • Pam says

      Hey Carol,

      If you can’t find dried cherries, remember what Sharon says in the video–just use cherry flavored dried cranberries. Cranberries would work too.

      Happy Cooking!

  2. Becky says

    Having never made candy ever, I’m here to tell any skeptics that this really works – and it’s really good. I’ve just finished making 6 batches and needless to say everyone on my Christmas is getting some. It’s definitely worth the cost of buying a 2 quart Pyrex measuring cup if you don’t have one. I’d love to see a video of you pouring it out of the cup onto the pizza pan. A couple of times it set up so fast that I ended up putting it in the oven for a few (very few) minutes to get it to spread out more.

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