Thursday, March 27, 2014

Peanut Brittle (in Microwave)

Peanut Brittle (in Microwave)
(1 batch)


1 cup Salted Spanish Peanuts
1 cup Sugar
½ cup White Corn Syrup
1/8 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Unsalted Butter
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 tsp. Baking Soda


In a large microwavable bowl, combine the peanuts, sugar, syrup and salt. Microwave on high for 2 ½ minutes. Remove mixture and stir. Then return it to the microwave and run on high another 2 minutes. Again remove from microwave and add in the butter and vanilla. Once mixed, return to microwave for another 35 seconds on high. Remove bowl and add baking soda. Stir quickly and spread onto a sprayed sheet of foil that is lining a cookie sheet. Allow to cool to room temperature and then break into pieces. Store pieces in a sealable container.

Note: The above cooking directions are based on a 1200 watt microwave. If your microwave is of a lower wattage, you will need to increase the time. A 1000 watt microwave needs to use 3 minutes, followed by 2 ½ minutes and then 1¼ minutes. Again size matters on time. Kitchen temperature and humidity can also effect the outcome. It may take a batch or two to adjust to your own microwave for this recipe.

Note: It is best to use wooden spoons and rubber spatulas for this recipe.

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