Sweet Peanut Brittle

4.7
(115) 106 Reviews
Prep Time
5
min.
Total Time
50
min.
Servings

1-1/2 lb. or 16 servings

If the five-star rating didn’t convince you to make this peanut brittle, how’s this: It only takes 5 minutes of prep time.

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  • Spray large baking sheet with cooking spray. Microwave sugar and corn syrup in large glass microwaveable bowl on HIGH 5 min. Stir in butter and peanuts. Microwave 3 to 4 min. or until pale golden brown. Stir in baking soda and vanilla. (Mixture will foam.) Spread onto prepared baking sheet. Cool completely. Break into pieces.
  • Microwave chocolate in 1-cup glass measuring cup on HIGH 1 to 2 min. or until chocolate is melted when stirred. Add peanut butter; stir until melted. Dip half of each candy piece in chocolate mixture; scrape bottom against edge of cup to remove excess chocolate. Place on sheet of foil or waxed paper. Refrigerate 20 min. or until chocolate is firm.

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Caution

Use heavy oven mitts or potholders when removing bowl from microwave as candy mixture will be extremely hot. If available, use a 2-qt. glass measuring cup with handle as a large microwaveable bowl.

Hot/Sweet Peanut Brittle

Stir 1 tsp. hot pepper sauce into candy along with the vanilla.

Servings

  • 1-1/2 lb. or 16 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 1-1/2 lb. or 16 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 250
% Daily Value
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 180mg
Carbohydrate 28g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 22g
Protein 6g
   
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • JuliePoquette | Mon, Dec 16 2013 4:09 PM

    I make this brittle, but I use cashews, It's very good.

  • TAGranata | Wed, Dec 12 2012 10:26 AM

    I have made this recipe for the last several years. It is easy to do, fast to make, and tastes so good!

  • JPeterson03 | Sun, Feb 12 2012 6:34 PM

    I make this every year at Christmas, but I do not do the chocolate portion...still incredibly delicious!!

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