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Microwave Peanut Toffee

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1 Pound
2 Hr
8 Min
2 Hr 8 Min

No candy thermometer needed here! Thanks to the microwave, you can have homemade toffee in just 20 minutes.

What You'll Need:
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped unsalted peanuts, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup peanut butter-and-milk chocolate chips
What To Do:
  1. Spread 1/2 cup chopped peanuts into a 9-inch circle on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  2. Coat top 2-inches of a 2-1/2-quart microwave-safe glass bowl with butter; place remaining butter in bowl. Add sugar and 1/4 cup water to bowl. (Do not stir.) Microwave at HIGH 8 minutes or just until mixture begins to turn light brown; carefully pour over peanuts on baking sheet.
  3. Sprinkle with chips; let stand 1 minute. Spread melted chips evenly over peanut mixture, and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup chopped peanuts. Chill 2 hours or until firm. Break into bite-sized pieces. Store in an airtight container.

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So are the instructions to add 1 cup peanut butter to the bowl to be cooked? and I cup of chips over the cooked peanut mixture to melt on top of hot peanut mixture? Can't wait to try this.

Hi there! You will have half of your chopped peanuts on a baking sheet. Then you'll cover them with the butter/sugar/water mixture that you cooked in the microwave. Next, you'll sprinkle the peanut butter chips & milk chocolate chips. Finally, you'll top with the remaining half of the chopped peanuts. We'd love to know how you like it! :)

Thank you for giving us the wattage. It is so important. A good site for microwave conversion is

My micro is only 900w, so I'll need increased cook time-should I go by color or clarity? Suggestions, please? And how 'bout pretzels instead of peanuts?

My microwave is only 900 watt so I'll need to cook longer? Should I go by color or clarity? And how 'bout pretzels instead of peanuts?

What about the peanut butter?? Its in the ingredients but not in the instructions. Very frusterating..

It's a combination of peanut butter chips and milk chocolate chips. Sometimes you can purchase them combined in one bag. If you can not find it that way, use a bag of peanut butter chips and a bag of milk chocolate chips. Thank you!

Instead of a baking sheet, I used my glass 9" pie plate. That way the butter, sugar, water mixture did not spread beyond the contained peanut layer, plus I didn't have any "run away" chips either. Yummy!

We can't have peanuts in our house so I'll try this with pecans.

The recipe says to spread melted chips evenly over peanut mixture does not tell how to melt the chips. Sounds wonderful though.

After you sprinkle the chips and let them stand for 1 minute, they will melt from the heat of the peanut mixture. Enjoy!

Hi dornorc, when you put the chips on the hot mixture it will melt them..! I cant wait to try this too !

It says to sprinkle the chips over the mixture (which is HOT) and let stand for 1 minute. They should melt on their own.

I am going to try this one, love toffee.


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