10 Minute Microwave Peanut Brittle

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 2 Ratings
Serves: 4-6 depending on appetites
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Cooking Method: Microwave


1 c granuated sugar
1/2 c light corn syrup
1 1/2 c dry roasted peanuts (salted)
1 1/2 tsp butter
1 tsp vanilla extract ( i use madagascar)
1 tsp baking soda

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Rose Mary Mogan Recipe
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Sauk Village, IL (pop. 10,506)
Member Since Sep 2011
Rose Mary's notes for this recipe:
This is one of many items that I am making for a Reunion. I chose this recipe not only because it is simple and easy, but because it has so much flavor, just a tad bit of butter makes all the difference. The Madagascar Vanilla Extract also helps. I made 5 batches of this in less than an hour. If you want simple and tasty then this is a great recipe to try. Thank GOODNESS FOR THE MICROWAVE. You will not beleive how good this recipe actually is, & it only takes 10 minutes to make.
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Generously butter a cookie sheet with butter. Then set aside.
In a 2 quart microwave safe dish, combine sugar with light corn syrup. Stir to mix and Microwave on high for 4 minutes.
Stir in peanuts, and microwave on high for 4 more minutes or until lightly brown.
Stir in butter and Vanilla, blend well, and put back in microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove and stir in baking soda, and stir gently till light and foamy.
Pour onto prepared baking pan. Allow to cool for 30 minutes, then break into serving size pieces.
Notes: This is one of many simple and easy recipes in my cookbook, and it is very tasty & easy to make. You will wonder why you didn't make it sooner, with a recipe this easy.PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT YOU NEED TO WORK QUICKLY WITH THIS RECIPE TO KEEP IT FROM HARDENING TO FAST in order to get it on your prepared pan.

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user Kathy Griffin bamagirl125 - Aug 22, 2012
Thank you Rose Mary,,, my oldest son makes this all the time and will never tell me how much of what to use,,, so HA to him
user Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois - Aug 22, 2012
Kathy, You will shock him for sure when you make some and let him try it. Thanks so much for the compliment.This is so quick and easy. You gotta love it.
user Phyllis Lively PhyllisBaker - Aug 22, 2012
my husband makes the peanut brittle in our house....... he'll love this quicker easier method of making it. Thanks Lady Rose! You sure like to use the Madagascar Vanilla - wonder how the Mexican Vanilla will compare in making this recipe? thanks again dear one.....

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