Microwave Peanut Brittle

6
Fran Miller

By
@TchrLdy71

Another great treat for holiday gifting in pretty tins.

The only tricks to making this recipe is to have everything pre-measured BEFORE starting to microwave, then keeping the recipe handy for referral. And watch out for that 2nd microwaving time. MY microwave only takes 2:45! It all goes fast once you start! =^..^=

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
Many, depending on serving size
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Microwave

Ingredients

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1 c
white sugar
1/2 c
light corn syrup, like karo
1 c
dry roasted salted peanuts
1 tsp
margarine, not a tablespoon!
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
baking soda

How to Make Microwave Peanut Brittle

Step-by-Step

  • 1If you don't have a silicone baking sheet (I love mine!), butter (or use cooking spray to coat) a cookie sheet. Set aside.
  • 2In a 1-1/2 quart microwave-safe casserole, stir together the sugar and syrup. Microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes
  • 3Stir in the peanuts, then microwave on HIGH for 2 1/2 to 4 minutes. WATCH TO KEEP FROM OVER-BROWNING! When it starts to brown, take it out of the microwave immediately!
  • 4Add the margarine and vanilla. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds.
  • 5Add the baking soda. Stir until light and foamy. Quickly spread THIN on the prepared cookie sheet. Cool 30-60 minutes.
  • 6Break into pieces and store airtight. Makes one pound of peanut brittle.
  • 7Peanut brittle also makes a great gift!

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About Microwave Peanut Brittle

Course/Dish: Candies, Nuts, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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