Microwave Peanut Brittle

Microwave Peanut Brittle

Microwave Peanut Brittle

This is the easiest peanut brittle in the world to make and tastes fabulous! It only takes fifteen minutes to make, as well, so you can’t go wrong with this recipe. I packaged this up in small decorative boxes that can be found at craft stores and gave them to out to friends as small tokens of our affection for Christmas. It is also great to take to parties as a hostess gift or simply pig out on at home.

Ingredients
1 1/2 C. unsalted peanuts (or whole almonds if you want to make almond brittle)
1 C. granulated sugar
1/2 C. light corn syrup
1/8 t. salt (if you could only find salted peanuts just leave this out)
1 t. real butter
1 t. vanilla extract
1 t. baking soda

1. If you have an old microwave or one that is not very powerful use the longer cooking time. I have a relatively new one that is pretty powerful and used the shorter cooking time at each step.
2. In a large microwave safe bowl (I used a large round casserole dish), stir together the peanuts, sugar, syrup, and salt. Mix well.

Peanut Mixture Ready To Microwave

Peanut Mixture Ready To Microwave

3. Microwave for 3 minutes 45 seconds to 4 minutes
4. Stir with a metal spoon so it doesn’t stick. Stir it quickly so it doesn’t have time to cool
5. Microwave 3 minutes thirty seconds to 4 more minutes
6. Stir in butter
7. Microwave 2 more minutes
8. Stir in vanilla. Don’t panic if the mixture steams and turns brown. All is well!
9. Add baking soda and stir quickly until it gets light and foamy
10. Immediately pour onto a lightly buttered baking sheet and spread quickly to about 1/4 inch thick
11. Cool
12. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.
Serves 6-10


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