Microwave Nut OR Peanut Brittle

Times may vary by microwave.

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 5 cups, approximately


  • As needed Mazola┬« No-Stick Canola or Butter Flavored Cooking Spray
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Karo┬« Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts, cashews or mixed nuts
  • 1 teaspoon butter OR margarine
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Spray cookie sheet and metal spatula with cooking spray.
  2. Combine sugar, corn syrup and salt in 2-quart microwaveable glass measuring cup or bowl; stir with a wooden spoon until mixed.
  3. Microwave on HIGH (100%) for 7 to 8 minutes or until syrup is pale yellow. (CANDY SYRUP IS VERY HOT. HANDLE CAREFULLY; DO NOT TOUCH HOT MIXTURE.)
  4. Stir in nuts. Microwave 1 to 2 minutes or until nuts are lightly browned.
  5. Immediately stir in butter, vanilla and baking soda until foamy.
  6. Quickly pour onto prepared cookie sheet; spread evenly with spatula. Cool; break into pieces.
  7. Store in tightly covered container.