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Chocolate Covered Microwave Peanut Brittles

Servings: 1 pound
Author: Shinee
Unbelievably easy to make, these chocolate covered microwave peanut brittles are irresistibly light with satisfying crunch. No candy thermometer, no fuss!
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  • 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


  • First check your microwaves power. The time directions in this recipe for microwaves with 1000Watts.
  • Measure and prepare all the ingredients before moving forward.
  • Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  • In 1-quart microwave-safe bowl with a lid, combine peanuts, sugar, salt and corn syrup.
  • Cover the bowl and microwave the mixture for 3 minutes**. (Leo’s tip: if you don’t cover the mixture, it’ll get burnt.)
  • Take it out and give it a nice stir.
  • Then cover and microwave for another 3.5 minutes.
  • Take it out and stir in margarine and vanilla extract.
  • Cover and microwave again for 2.5 minutes.
  • Take it out and add baking soda.
  • Quickly stir, as the mixture foams.
  • Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Using 2 forks, spread it out into even layer.
  • 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.
  • 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.