Saturday, December 19, 2009

Fast Microwave Peanut Brittle Recipe

I blogged about this a couple of years ago but thought some people may not have seen it so I’m posting it again for this year.  Yes, you really can make excellent peanut brittle in the microwave and it takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish!

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I found the original recipe here but because I have an 1100 watt microwave I had to make adjustments and it now comes out perfect every time.

Spray a 1/2 cup measuring cup with a touch of Pam (no cook spray), fill with light corn syrup and pour into a glass bowl.  I use my 8 cup glass measuring cup to make the recipe because this gets HOT!  Do not use a plastic bowl!!

Add 1 cup of white sugar.  Stir, this will be thick.

Microwave for 3 minutes.

Stir in 1 cup of peanuts.  Any kind will do, I’ve used dry roasted, unsalted, salted, doesn’t seem to make much difference.  Substitute the peanuts for any other nut if you like.

Microwave for 3 minutes.  In the meantime grab a cookie sheet, line it with tinfoil, and spray a bit of Pam on it.

Stir.  Add 1 teaspoon of butter and 1 teaspoon of vanilla (I use white vanilla thanks to Barbara but dark will be fine).

Microwave for 1 minute.

Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of Baking SODA over mixture.  Gently stir and everything will start to foam, keep stirring until it’s all mixed.

Pour onto cookie sheet.  Best have a spatula handy ‘cause this sets up quick!  I like to clunk the cookie sheet a few times to get out the air bubbles.

Let it cool, snap into pieces, and package up for a yummy Christmas present :)



Anonymous said...

Sounds good but I used my corn syrup all up in the poppycock but will get more soon. ab

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