Wow! Here’s how to make peanut brittle in your microwave 1



View Profile

Do you enjoy the salty-sweetness of a good peanut brittle? Look no further because this recipe for peanut brittle can be made in just 9 minutes!


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup glucose syrup
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


  1. Mix the corn syrup and sugar together and for 4 minutes, cook on high.
  2. Mix well after adding the peanuts. Cook on high for a further 3 minutes before adding the butter and vanilla.
  3. Continue to cook on high for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add bicarbonate of soda and mix well.
  5. Spread mixture onto well buttered foil. Allow to cool then break into pieces and store in airtight container.

Notes for cooking:

If you are allergic to peanuts you can substitute any other type of nut. If your microwave is not 750 – 950 watts you may need to adjust cooking times.

If you have a recipe you’d like to share with the Starts at 60 community – we’d love to share it! Submit them to us by completing the form below. 

Fill out my online form.

Starts at 60 Writers

The Starts at 60 writers team seek out interesting topics and write them especially for you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *