Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Microwave Peanut Brittle

My mom always made peanut brittle for the holidays. She made hers in an electric skillet and used a candy thermometer. This recipe is made in the microwave.

Have all your ingredients ready and together when you start this recipe as you have to move quickly between steps. Prepare your baking sheet first so it is ready when you add the baking soda to the mixture. You have to pour the hot brittle onto the baking sheet and spread it out very fast as it hardens quickly.

1 to 1 1/2 cups raw shelled peanuts, skins removed
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon Watkins Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon baking soda

1. Grease a baking sheet lightly. Combine peanuts, sugar, corn syrup and salt in a 1 1/2-quart microwave-safe bowl and mix well. Microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes; stir to mix well.

2. Microwave for 4 minutes. Stir in butter and vanilla extract.

3. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Add baking soda. Stir quickly until light and foamy.

4. Pour immediately onto prepared baking sheet, spreading thinly. Let stand to cool. Break into small pieces. Store in an airtight container. Makes one pound candy.

Use dry roasted lightly salted peanuts instead of raw peanuts and omit the salt called for in the recipe.


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