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Ginny's Peanut Brittle

User Rating 4 Star Rating (4 Reviews)


Cashew make a great change over peanuts in this recipe.

As you can tell this brittle was cooked just a little too long. Make sure you watch your microwaving times.

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Everyone just loves my sister-in-law's recipe for Peanut Brittle. The last time I made the brittle I made it with cashews. Fabulous.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1-1/2 cup dry roasted or salted peanuts, coarsely chopped or cashews
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • dash salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablesppon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


Lightly grease microwavable glass bowl, metal baking sheet* and utensil used for stirring.

Mix nuts, sugar, syrup and salt in glass bowl. Cook for 4 minutes in microwave on high. Stir. Cook** for 3-1/2 more minutes. It will be hot and bubbly.

Stir in butter and vanilla. Cook for 3 more minutes. Add baking soda. (It will foam.) Pour onto cookie sheet. Slightly shake sheet so that it’ll spread out a little.

Once cool, break into small pieces. Keep in an airtight container.

*When greasing the metal pan, I'm going to use butter or margarine. It's strange having spray grease on the bottom of the brittle.

**Cooking times for microwaves vary. When I made my Cashew Brittle I overcooked it slightly. The 3-1/2 minutes on the second time microwaving was too long. I needed to pay more attention to my nose and stopped the oven earlier.

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 5 out of 5
Awesome!!!, Member lil_la_90

This recipe was a miracle for me!!...over the years I have tried several recipes and have never had my peanut brittle turn out....thanks to this recipe....I have just successfully made my first batch of peanut brittle that did not need to be disposed of.....thanks!!!!

13 out of 13 people found this helpful.

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