Sunday, November 27, 2011

Microwave Peanut Brittle

My grandma makes the best peanut brittle. When I was visiting her, I discovered that she actually did it in the microwave. Now do not turn up your nose just because it is done in the microwave. This stuff is the easiest thing ever and could not be better! During the Christmas holiday, you definitely need to add this to your cookie making list.

1 cup raw Spanish peanuts
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light Karo syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda

1. Place foil on a cookie sheet. Grease the foil with butter, set aside.
2. Combine the peanuts, sugar, karo syrup, and salt in a microwave safe container. Microwave on high for 8 minutes, stirring once after 4 minutes.
3. Add the butter and vanilla. Stir and cook on high for one more minute.
4. Add baking soda. Stir and pour onto prepared cookie sheet. Let cool and break into pieces.

1 comment:

  1. I have been making peanut brittle like this for 15 yrs. you can't taste any difference! So easy !