Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Homemade Microwave Peanut Brittle

I have had this recipe for so long, I kind of forgot about it. It came from the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper originally. The recipe is SO old that it probably used a 700 Watt microwave. Most of the current microwaves are 1000 Watt, so you might want to reduce the cook time by a third.

Homemade Microwave Peanut Brittle

1/2 cup white corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanuts or pecan halves
1 and 1/2 teaspoons butter
1 teaspoon baking soda

As prepared in a 700 Watt microwave oven. 

Butter a 9x13 inch pan and set aside for later use. Using a 1 and ½ or 2 quart microwave-safe, glass casserole dish, combine the sugar and corn syrup.  Cook on 100% power for 4 minutes.  Remove the mixture and stir. Cook an additional 4 minutes at 100% until mixture is a light brown.  Add the butter and vanilla and blend well.  Cook at 100% for 1-2 minutes. Syrup will be “lava hot”. Add the baking soda and stir. The syrup will become foamy. Gently fold in the peanuts or pecan halves.  Pour the brittle mixture in the prepared pan while it’s hot. Allow the brittle to cool for 1 hour.  When the brittle is cooled, break it into pieces and store in an air-tight container. Makes 1 pound of brittle.

1 comment:

  1. Was thinking about making this - noticed that vanilla is left out of the ingredients list - how much?