Got 15 minutes to spare? Stir up a batch of Peanut Brittle in seconds. Begin with mixing together sugar and light corn syrup in glass microwave safe bowl, microwave 5 minutes. Add peanuts, microwave for 3 minutes. Add baking soda and vanilla then spread on lightly greased baking sheet. Cool and break into pieces for a quick and perfect candy.
Whether creating cookie trays for family and friends or packaging the brittle for gifts this candy will delight them all.
However, make sure you make this brittle on a sunny day for rainy or wet days will cause your brittle to be sticky. Crazy I know…Hope you enjoy the Peanut Brittle! Let me know if you make a batch or two. Here’s the recipe.
Peanut Brittle Recipe
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups peanuts
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla, no imitation
1 teaspoon baking soda
- Spray baking sheet with cooking spray, set aside.
- In large glass microwavable safe bowl add sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Stir with wooden spoon to mix- it will be sticky.
- Microwave 5 minutes, stir to mix, add peanuts and stir to coat.
- Microwave 3 additional minutes, mixture should look like peanut butter, if not, microwave 1 additional minute. (no more- you will burn it).
- Add butter and vanilla to mixture. Stir, add baking soda. The mixture will expand and turn lighter in color.
- Immediately pour candy into sprayed baking pan. Shift pan from right to left to level candy mixture. Do not use your spoon to level out the top of the candy!*
- All candy to cool, then break into pieces.
- Store in air tight container or zip lock plastic bag until ready to serve.
Yield: 1 pound of Candy
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