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Microwave Peanut Brittle

 

MUNCHING PEANUT BRITTLE

This is the same old-fashioned recipe which required constant stirring in a black iron skillet. Stir only 4 times when microwaving.

Makes about 1 pound.

 

Ingredients:

POWER LEVEL: High (10) MICROWAVE TIME:
8 to 11 min.,total

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup white corn syrup
In 1 casserole, stir syrup together sugar and syrup. Stir well to combine sugar and corn syrup. Stirring this mixture helps it to microwave evenly. Microwave at High 4 Minutes.
1 cup roasted, salted peanuts Add peanuts, stirring well. (Stir again when adding butter and vanilla). Microwave at High 3 to 5 minutes, until light brown.
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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.
1 teaspoon baking soda Gently stir in baking soda until mixture is light and foamy.


 

Pour mixture onto lightly greased cookie sheet, or unbuttered non-stick coated cookie sheet. Spread out quickly. Let cool 1/2 to 1 hour. When cool, flex sheet to remove. Break into small pieces and store in airtight container.

NOTE: If raw peanuts are used add, before microwaving, to the sugar-syrup mixture, along with 1/8 teaspoon salt.

ALMOND BRITTLE

Substitute 1 jar (7-oz.) dry roasted aImonds (or peanuts and 1 teaspoon almond extract for vanilla. Omit butter and add I cup (4-oz.) shredded coconut with 1 teaspoon almond extract.

PECAN OR CASHEW BRITTLE

Omit peanuts and add 1 cup pecan halves or 1 jar (7-oz.) dry-roasted cashews.

 

Category:
Candy

 

 

 

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