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Microwave Peanut Brittle #ChristmasCookies

By now on day 3 of the #ChristmasCookies week your mouth is probably watering and you’re making your next grocery list. Today I am sharing with you one of my families easiest and favourite Christmas candies, Microwave Peanut Brittle. I have to put a stop myself from eating the whole batch; once you get the cook time just right, you may make this all year long.

Microwave Peanut Brittle


Welcome to Christmas Cookie Week 2013! This year, 8 bloggers have come together to share a daily recipe for yummy and delicious cookies that we hope will inspire you during this season of Christmas baking!


We come from different parts of Canada, with one friend joining us from Alabama, but we all share a joy of baking which makes for love…fresh from the oven!


Christmas Cookie Week Collage 13


Angie from Echoes of Laughter

Julie from Sober Julie

Stacey from This Lil’ Piglet

Joann from Women In Real Life

Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life In The Suburbs

Grace from Sense & Simplicity

Donna From An Anglo In Quebec

Ricki Jill from Art@Home

Microwave Peanut Brittle

Microwave Peanut Brittle Easy Christmas Recipes

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Microwave Peanut Brittle
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Recipe type: Candy
Serves: 10
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1½ cups dry roast peanuts
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  1. In a large bowl microwave water and butter on high power for 1½ - 2 minutes or until active boiling.
  2. Add sugar, peanuts and corn syrup, mix well and place back into the microwave on high power for 13-15 minutes or until a deep caramel colour, careful not to burn the sugar.
  3. Remove from the microwave and stir in the baking soda until it foams.
  4. Spread onto a greased cookie sheet quickly; it sets quickly.
  5. Cool and break into pieces.
Each microwave is different and may require more or less cooking time, depending how hot it is. A good rule of thumb is that the peanut brittle mixture should be cooked long enough when it is a deep caramel colour but not too long that the sugar starts to burn, you can smell the burning. If you have to microwave longer, do so before adding the baking soda. If the peanut brittle has not been cooked long enough it will not harden. Once you make this recipe a few times you will know exactly how many minutes it takes for the perfect set in your microwave, write it down so you can cook it that long every time.


11 comments on “Microwave Peanut Brittle #ChristmasCookies”

  1. Okay, this feels very scarey to me since I have never used my microwave for anything other than defrost or heat’n food up! Yikes, I love a challenge like this. I know my kids will love this and a certain someone else would as well.
    Sounds so easy too! Thanks…on the shopping list. 🙂

  2. We love peanut brittle too! I love that you can make this one in the microwave! Yum

  3. I love Peanut Brittle. Haven’t had it for so long.

  4. We McLove PB brittle around here….we like to break it up on top of ice cream!!! 😀 It’s going to be in the seventies tomorrow, so we can have ice cream ;P

  5. This would not last long in my house at all! My Dad loves peanuts and I think I might make a batch of this for him for Christmas! Thank you so much for joining Christmas Cookie Week! Angie xo

  6. It says to stir in baking soda but in ingredients list, baking soda isn’t posted there, so how much do you add?

  7. Baking soda is not in the list of ingredients – how much do we use?

  8. Looks delish!!! I wouldn’t mind a bit myself!

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