Microwave Peanut Brittle
Recipe type: Microwave
Serves: 8
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 Cup light corn syrup
  • 1 Cup salted cocktail peanuts
  • 1 Tablespoon butter; plus more
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Stir together sugar and corn syrup in 2-quart glass casserole. Microwave on high 4 minutes until boiling. Stir well. Add peanuts and microwave on high until golden, 3 to 4 more minutes. Don't overcook; watch the color.
  2. Add butter and vanilla, blending well. Microwave on high 30 seconds to 1 minute 30 seconds. Peanuts will be lightly browned and syrup very hot. Add baking soda and stir until light and foamy.
  3. Quickly pour mixture onto buttered baking sheet, spreading somewhat with rubber spatula. Cool completely, about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Brittle will harden fast. When cool, break into pieces and store in air-tight container.
Cooking times will vary depending on your microwave. After the first 4 minutes of cooking, keep an eye on the brittle and judge it by its color, not microwave time.

NOTES: Recipe from Sharon Herdina, a special education teacher from La Verne, CA

This recipe yields 8 servings.

Each serving: 270 calories; 117 mg sodium; 4 mg cholesterol; 10 grams fat; 44 grams carbohydrates; 5 grams protein; 0.96 gram fiber.
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