Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Peanut Brittle from the Microwave! (The 4th Sweet of Christmas)

That's right, you heard me.  You can make peanut brittle in the microwave.  Your hands-on time is something like 15 minutes or less.  And it's delicious.

To be fair and honest, I can't take the credit for this particular batch of peanut brittle.  My mom made it and gave me a generous share.

That share happens to be gone already, but we won't discuss it.

Easy Peanut Brittle

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cup salted peanuts (roasted)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Combine sugar, syrup and salt in a 2-quart casserole bowl (like Pyrex).  Microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in peanuts, microwave again 2-5 minutes, stirring twice, until syrup and peanuts are lightly browned. 
  3. Stir in butter, vanilla and baking soda until light and foamy.
  4. Spread to a 1/4 inch thickness on a large, well-buttered cookie sheet.
  5. Allow to cool completely, then break into pieces.  Store in an airtight container.
Note: For thinner brittle, let cool for 3 to 5 minutes, then pull or stretch to desired thickness.

1 comment:

  1. Peanut Brittle came out great. This recipe takes much of the guesswork out of cooking it. Quick and easy! Thanks so much for sharing!