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Microwave Peanut Brittle Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Larry Cook
Added: Monday, June 15, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 Cup white sugar
1/2 Cup white corn syrup

1 Cup roasted, salted peanuts

1 tsp butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda

Directions:
Directions:
In 1 1/2 qt. casserole stir together the sugar and syrup. Microwave at High 4 minutes.
Stir in peanuts. Microwave at High 3 to 5 minutes, until light brown.
Add butter and vanilla to syrup, blending well. Microwave at High 1 to 2 minutes more. Peanuts will be lightly browned and syrup very hot.

Add baking soda and gently stir until light and foamy.

Quickly pour mixture into a thin layer on lightly greased cookie sheet, or unbuttered non-stick coated cookie sheet. Let cool completely, then break into small pieces and store in air tight container. Makes about 1 pound of brittle.
Alternates:
Pecans or dry roasted cashews can easily be substituted for the peanuts.
Almond Brittle: Substitute 7 oz. dry roasted almonds for peanuts and 1 tsp almond extract for vanilla. Omit butter and add 1 cup shredded coconut with 1 tsp almond extract.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Tip: Brittle placed in attractive tins makes a great gift at Christmas for teachers, family friends, coworkers. etc.

 

 

 

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