Friday, November 30, 2007

Microwave Peanut Brittle

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup roasted, salted peanuts
1 tsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda

In a 1 1/2 quart, microwave safe bowl combine the corn syrup and sugar. Stir well. This mixture will be thick.

Pop the mixture in the microwave, uncovered. Cook 4-5 minutes.

Stir in one cup of peanuts.

The mixture will look like this. Place the bowl back into the microwave, and cook for another 3-5 minutes.

It will look like this. Add the butter, and vanilla. Stir well. Microwave for another 1-2 minutes.

Add the baking soda. Gently stir until the mixture is foamy, and the baking soda is fully incorporated.

It's very sticky, and hot!

Pour the mixture onto a buttered cookie sheet. let cool about 30 minutes.

Break into pieces. Each recipe makes one pound of brittle.

An alternative to the cookie sheet! Butter two pie plates, and pour half of the hot mixture into each plate. Let cool.

Remove from the pie plates, and present a round disk of peanut brittle, letting the recipient break it into pieces on their own.

This makes for a lovely presentation! One half pound per disk!


miss r said...

I love the recipes you've posted and can't wait to try them. The pictures are so helpful!

The (Almost) Amazing Mammarino said...

Great recipes and pics! I love the pie plate idea - I'm definitely going to try it! Another easy way to do it is to pour it onto Reynolds Release foil wrap. It really is nonstick!

Jennifer in MS said...

I make this same peanut brittle, but I LOVE your idea of putting it into a pie pan for the cute round shape!! Great gift idea!