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Microwave Peanut Brittles for Chocolate Lovers

Unbelievably easy to make, these chocolate covered microwave peanut brittles are irresistibly light with satisfying crunch. No candy thermometer, no fuss!

Unbelievably easy to make, these chocolate covered microwave peanut brittles are irresistibly light with satisfying crunch. No candy thermometer, no fuss!

The only reason I keep margarin in my fridge… THESE out-of this-world amazing peanut brittles!

And I’m totally ok with that.

Remember, I shared the easiest peanut brittle recipe earlier this year? The one that’s made in less than 10 minutes. In a microwave!

Well, that awesome peanut brittle is now dressed in luscious double chocolate coat!

Unbelievably easy to make, these chocolate covered microwave peanut brittles are irresistibly light with satisfying crunch. No candy thermometer, no fuss!

Drooling yet? Because I can hardly control myself looking at these photos.

The original recipe from my mother-in-law’s friend, Leo, was fantastic! But with layer of chocolate, it’s DANGEROUS!

Knowing myself well, I sent these suckers off to the ranch as soon as I finished shooting them. The last thing I want is to consume an entire batch of peanut brittles, while trying to lose the last 5 pounds from the pregnancy! (Imagine, they’re still hanging around…Ugh)

Anyway, my father-in-law raved about the chocolate upgrade. He was already a fan of Leo’s original brittles as we all are. And mother-in-law requested 4 batches for church holiday bake sale. She loved the pretty swirl. And who wouldn’t, right?

Not including step-by-step photos this time, because you can find it right here.

Unbelievably easy to make, these chocolate covered microwave peanut brittles are irresistibly light with satisfying crunch. No candy thermometer, no fuss!

I really hope you’ll make these brittles for your christmas treats. Let me know how it turns out, if you do!

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Chocolate Covered Microwave Peanut Brittles

Unbelievably easy to make, these chocolate covered microwave peanut brittles are irresistibly light with satisfying crunch. No candy thermometer, no fuss!

Yield: 1 pound

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup (200gr) sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon margarin*
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. First check your microwaves power. The time directions in this recipe for microwaves with 1000Watts.
  2. Measure and prepare all the ingredients before moving forward.
  3. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  4. In 1-quart microwave-safe bowl with a lid, combine peanuts, sugar, salt and corn syrup.
  5. Cover the bowl and microwave the mixture for 3 minutes**. (Leo’s tip: if you don’t cover the mixture, it’ll get burnt.)
  6. Take it out and give it a nice stir.
  7. Then cover and microwave for another 3.5 minutes.
  8. Take it out and stir in margarine and vanilla extract.
  9. Cover and microwave again for 2.5 minutes.
  10. Take it out and add baking soda.
  11. Quickly stir, as the mixture foams.
  12. Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
  13. Using 2 forks, spread it out into even layer.
  14. Sprinkle semi-sweet chocolate chips over the hot brittle and let it stand for a minute. Then using a spatula, spread it into even layer. If you want swirled look, sprinkle white chocolate chips and let it stand for a minute, or until softened. Then using a toothpick, swirl white chocolate chops into semi-sweet chocolate layer.
  15. Let it cool and harden, about 30-45 minutes. Store in a ziplock bag for up to a week.

*You can’t substitute butter for margarin. I tried and got rock hard brittles.
** The time directions are for 1000Watt microwave.

This recipe is from family friend, Leo.

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9 comments

  1. Is there a particular brand of margarine that you use reliably? I have never bought margarine before. what are your thoughts on I can’t believe it’s not butter? Is that a margarine? thanks so much this recipe looks very interesting. I’m a follower of yours on Instagram and I love your feed

    • Hi, Michelle. I don’t know much about margarines, because I don’t use them much. I used Blue Bonnet, but “I can’t believe it’s not butter” looks like margarine too. I never used it though. Hope this helps, and hope you give this recipe a try. It’s soo good. Oh and thank you for following on IG!! 😉

  2. Wow these look really good! I wish you made one of your short videos 🙂 love seeing those! But don’t get me wrong the pictures look amazing too, I could just eat those right off your pictures!
    Margarine is on my shopping list!!! 

    • After a burnt batch and a couple of burned fingers, I finally got a perfect batch! I can’t stop eating them…. ???? 

    • Olya, I’m planning to make a video very soon! Just need someone watching my little munchkin… 🙂 But I’m so glad you tried the recipe. You said you had a burnt batch, did your microwave have a different power, or did you not cover the bowl when microwaved it?

  3. This candy looks addictive! I love how easily it’s put together- it looks delicious 🙂

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