Grandma's 8-Minute Peanut Brittle Recipe Is What to Munch On by Judy Thow

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7 months ago

Grandma's 8-Minute Peanut Brittle Recipe Is What to Munch On

Love a sweet piece of peanut brittle but think it would take too long to make? Got eight minutes? Peanut brittle in eight minutes? You read right! This easy peanut brittle recipe makes the perfect food gift for friends and family or a sweet snack anytime.

Here is your short shopping list for grandma's easy peanut brittle: granulated sugar, corn syrup, peanuts, butter, vanilla extract and baking soda. The peanut candy is made in the microwave! Simple. After being cooked for eight minutes, it's poured onto a baking sheet, cooled and broke into pieces.

Keep this peanut brittle in an airtight container on the counter for snacking, or crush it up and sprinkle it on other desserts or ice cream.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 to 1 hour to cool
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour (approximately) 

Servings: 20


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Recipe Notes

  • Instead of peanuts, you could us almonds, cashews, macadamia nuts, almonds or walnuts. Or how about a mixed nut brittle? Sounds pretty good!
  • Store the brittle in an airtight food container. 

Here’s how you make it:

  1. Stir sugar and syrup together in 1 1/2-quart casserole. Microwave on high for 4 minutes.
  2. Stir in peanuts. Microwave on high 3 minutes.
  3. Add butter and vanilla to syrup, blending well. Microwave on high 1 minute. (Caution: syrup is very hot!)
  4. Add baking soda and gently stir until light and foamy. Quickly pour and spread mixture evenly on greased cookie sheet. Let cool 30 minutes to 1 hour. 
  5. When cool, break into small pieces. Store in airtight container.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 95

Total Fat: 3g

Saturated Fat: 0.5g

Cholesterol: 1mg

Sodium: 111mg

Total Carbohydrate: 17.1g

Dietary Fiber: 0.5g

Total Sugars: 12.3g

Protein: 1.3g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 3mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 38mg

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Dr. Shayna Mancuso
Ok, this is right up my alley!! My girls will love to jump in and help with this one too
Judy Thow
Girls will love to help but Mom is in charge of the last step. Bowl gets to hot for them to handle. They will love to be the taste testers!!
Janie Hollingsworth
Sometimes home made makes a Christmas gift special. Even I have 8 minutes to look good. Doormen gifts....done! Thank you!!!
Judy Thow
Perfect. But they will like it so much that they will be looking for it each year. Start a new tradition.
Judy Thow
Just a suggestion... Use a reusable container such as the mason jar like the one I used in the attached picture.
Janie Hollingsworth
Perfect idea! I will copy exactly! On the search for cute Christmas fabric. Thanks for the follow up!!!!!
Linda Stapp
Even I should be able to handle this! Thanks, Judy!!
Judy Thow
You can, you can....your hubby is going to love it! Promise.
Elisa Schmitz
Sounds delicious, and best of all, easy! Thank you for sharing, Judy Thow!! #yum
Judy Thow
Elisa, it is easy. You can make a number of batches and everyone is covered. Tip...soak cooking bowl and all utensils in warm soapy water for about 20 min. and clean up solved. That makes the clean up as easy as the preparation.
Donna John
This is a great recipe. I've made it with peanuts, cashews and almonds.

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