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Peanut Brittle


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  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup firm butter or margarine, cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup milk


Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 30mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Microwave power level: high (10)
In 1 1/2 qt casserole dish, stir together sugar and corn syrup. Microwave at high for 4 minutes.
Stir in peanuts. Microwave at high for 3-5 minutes until light brown
Add butter and vanilla to syrup, blending well. Microwave at high for 1-2 minutes more. Peanuts will be lightly browned and syrup very hot. Add baking soda and gently stir until light and foamy.
Pour mixture onto a lightly greased cookie sheet or unbuttered non-stick coated cookie sheet. Let cool 1/2 to 1 hour. When cool, break into small pieces and store in airtight container.
Makes about 1 lb.
Note: if raw peanuts are used, add before microwaving to the sugar-syrup mixture along with tsp of salt.


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