This Microwave Peanut Brittle is quick, easy and makes a perfect gift for family and friends. Sweet mixes with salty for the perfect bite every time!
Place a rimmed cookie sheet aside for the finished candy.
Next, remove the measuring cup from the microwave and add butter and vanilla, it may bubble up, it's okay, just stir until well combined. Place back in the microwave and cook on high for 1 minute. Again, do not touch it, this stuff is piping hot.
Now add the baking soda to the measuring cup and mix for about 20 to 30 seconds while the foaming slows down. Once it's all settled you can pour it onto an ungreased cookie sheet, or large pan. Smooth out with a scraper or the back of a spoon. I spray the back of a spoon with non-stick spray then smooth mine. If desired you can toss some demerara sugar over top of the surface. Allow the candy to cool completely.
Cut with a knife or a toffee hammer to break the peanut brittle into pieces. You can eat it right away or store it in airtight container.
Originally posted on November 25, 2015.