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Microwave Peanut Brittle (and Bacon Peanut Brittle)-Gluten Free

I got in the mood for peanut brittle. Its one of my favorite treats. I love caramelized sugar on peanuts. Besides, I have been seeing a lot of recipes lately that include bacon and since tomorrow is Friendsgiving, I have a perfect excuse to make Bacon Peanut Brittle!

The best part is that you can make this in the microwave!

JUST ONE THING TO NOTE: As soon as you are finished with the bowl you are using to cook with, soak it in WARM OR HOT water! Otherwise you will have a tough time getting all the candy of the bowl. 🙂

Peanut Brittle


1 cup of white sugar

1/2 cup of light corn syrup (you can use dark as well, it will just make the brittle darker)

1 cup of roasted peanuts

1 teaspoon of butter

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract *McCromick Brand is Gluten Free*

1 teaspoon of baking soda


  1. Place parchment paper in a tray and spray with Pam
  2. In a 2 quart, microwavable bowl, combine sugar and syrup. Microwave for 4 minutes.
  3. Add peanuts, stir and microwave for 3 1/2 minutes.
  4. Add butter and vanilla extract, stir and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.
  5. Take bowl out of microwave, add baking soda and stir and pour into prepared pan
  6. Allow to cool and break into pieces!

Bacon Peanut Brittle:

  1. Cook until soft, 2 strips of bacon. (Don’t cook until crisp!)
  2. Cut into tiny bits and add along with the peanuts.
Regular Peanut Brittle – Pre-Breaking
Bacon Peanut Brittle – Pre-Breaking
Peanut Brittle!

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