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Monday, December 7, 2009

Tasty Tuesday: Easy Microwave Peanut Brittle

I just discovered this recipe and had to give it a try. It sure beats standing by a pot and stirring and stirring. BUT I must admit - the pictures below show a half burnt peanut brittle. I don't have pictures of a good one because I was out of peanuts! But the part that was not burnt was GREAT! **So warning - if you have a new microwave shorten the cooking time!!**

Microwave Peanut Brittle Ingredients:
1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 pinch salt
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda


1. Start by lining a cookie sheet with foil and spray the foil with cooking spray.

2. In a glass bowl mix the peanuts, sugar, corn syrup and salt.

3. Cook these ingredients for 4-6 minutes based on the power of your microwave.

4. Take it out and stir in the butter and vanilla.

(At this point I think my brittle was done)

5. Put it back in the microwave for 2 more minutes (or less!).

6. Quickly stir in the baking soda - it will bubble up and be foamy. Pour it immediately onto the cookie sheet.

7. Let it cool and break it into pieces. Enjoy!

I am participating in Tempt Your Tummy Tuesday, Dining With Debbie , Balancing Beauty and Bedlam and Tuesdays at the Table recipe exchanges. For more blogger recipes go to these links.

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Blogger Morgan said...

If we weren't out of vanilla, I would seriously consider making this today. I had never thought of making peanut brittle in the microwave!

I hope your day is wonderful and warm Courtney!

December 8, 2009 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Wow, I would not have guessed peanut brittle would be so uncomplicated to make. This would be a great home-made Christmas gift to give.

December 8, 2009 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

I have a recipe like this too, and I love it!

A hint that helped me:
Try the minimum time first. - If the brittle turns out too chewy, increase the cooking time. When it was waaay too chewy, I microwaved it again even after it was all done and that helped make the batch more edible so it didn't threaten to yank out your teeth.

I've got it down so I know exactly how long it takes in my particular microwave and have noted it on my recipe.

Thanks for reminding me to make some!!

December 8, 2009 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

That would look so cute wrapped up in little gift bags for Christmas! I have never made my own brittle before and this looks so easy. But I may have to eat some myself first ;)

December 8, 2009 at 3:35 PM  
Anonymous Julie@comehaveapeace said...

Sounds easy, and I don't think it looks burned ... just deeply golden. :)

December 8, 2009 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

I love that so many of our traditional recipes are microwavable now. Less mess.

December 8, 2009 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Perfect candy for gift giving. Thanks!

December 8, 2009 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Cole said...

WOW! That looks really good. :-)

December 8, 2009 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger shopannies said...

love the fact that this is made in the microwave

December 8, 2009 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger Shirley said...

Oh! I used to make this at Christmas time every year and I've forgotten about it! Thanks for the reminder.

December 9, 2009 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

I just butter the countertop and pour the brittle out that way. Then I stretch it very think using a couple of spatulas. It increases the mess, but that's just the way we like ours. Thanks so much for posting to Crock Pot Wednesday.

December 11, 2009 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Serendipity said...

Burnt or not, it looks great!

December 17, 2009 at 12:29 PM  

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