Peanut Brittle is a holiday favorite for many families, but who has time to stand over a stove, stirring, stirring, stirring for 30 minutes or more?
Here’s a simple never fail less than 10-minute recipe that will have your family begging you to make another batch! The best part is, you don’t have to stand over a stove stirring to make it!
1 C. sugar
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1 c. raw peanuts
1 tsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
In a large, microwave-safe bowl mix the sugar and corn syrup.
Microwave 3 1/2 minutes on high.
Stir in peanuts and microwave 3 more minutes.
Stir in butter and vanilla until butter melts. Microwave 1 minutes.
Stir in baking soda, mixing well –
It will turn a butterscotch color and be light and almost foamy textured,
Immediately pour onto buttered/greased cookie sheet. Do not “spread” the mixture, as this breaks the bubbles (created by the baking soda). Instead, gently tip the pan back and forth to spread the candy out. This gives it a much lighter texture.
Cool and break into pieces. Store airtight.
(Times are based on a 1,000 watt microwave)
If using an 800 watt microwave- cook 4 min the first time, 3 1/2 min the 2nd time, and 1 1/2 min the 3rd time.
© Can Stock Photo Inc. / MSPhotographics