Friday, December 11, 2009

Easy Peanut Brittle



I make this peanut brittle every year for Christmas. It is so simple and everyone loves it. No one would ever know it was made in the microwave! You will have to play with the cooking times and adjust them to your microwave. It is also a good idea to have everything measured out before you start so the sugar doesn't harden prematurely.



Easy Peanut Brittle
(Printable Recipe)

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup (Karo)
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup peanuts (I use lightly salted cocktail peanuts)
1 tsp baking soda

Combine sugar and syrup in a microwave safe bowl (I use a glass bowl), stir. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Add butter, vanilla and peanuts; stir. Microwave on high for 1 minute 25 seconds. Remove bowl from microwave and quickly stir in baking soda. Immediately pour mixture onto parchment paper, aluminum foil or a silpat. Spread into a rectangle and let cool for 1 hour. Break into pieces and enjoy!

10 comments:

  1. I think microwave popcorn is about the best thing since sliced bread. I don't think I have a recipe, so appreciate this post.

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  2. jees, not popcorn, PEANUT BRITTLE

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  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE peanut brittle.

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  4. since i'm a college student i've only got a microwave available and this is perfect- thanks!

    justine

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  5. I'm not certain I've ever had peanut brittle. Looks good and sounds easy enough to give it a try.
    ~ingrid

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  6. I did it but it failed and never got hard. It was also a clear color. Not sure where I went wrong.

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  7. I did it but it failed and never got hard. It was also a clear color. Not sure where I went wrong.

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  8. I did it but it failed and never got hard. It was also a clear color. Not sure where I went wrong.

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  9. Kimberly - you didn't cook it long enough in the first stage. It should be an amber color. Add a minute or two to the cooking time. Every microwave is different. You will have to play with the cooking time.

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  10. Great recipe! Love taste. I'm going to try it with half the baking soda and see how the texture changes.

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