Thursday, December 23, 2010

Microwave Peanut Brittle

Here's another Christmas candy I like to make. I did a little trial and error with this a couple years ago. I tried dry roasted peanuts, Spanish peanuts, and a couple different microwaving methods. This is my favorite and it's the easiest. It only takes about 15 minutes to cool, so from start to finish you can have peanut brittle in less than 30 minutes.

Microwave Peanut Brittle

1 1/2 cups salted peanuts
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 TBSP butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda

1. Grease a baking sheet and set aside. In a glass bowl combine peanuts, sugar, and corn syrup. Microwave on high for 6 minutes. Stir in butter and vanilla and microwave for 2 more minutes.
2. Stir in baking soda until light and foamy. Pour onto baking sheet and spread thin. Cool completely and break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.