Microwave Peanut Brittle

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 13/4 cups dry-roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Generously grease a baking sheet. In 2-quart microproof bowl, combine the sugar and corn syrup. Cook on high for 4 minutes.

Stir in the peanuts with a wooden spoon. Cook the mixture on high for 4 to 5 minutes, or until mixture reaches 300 degrees F on a microproof candy thermometer (or a small amount separates into hard, brittle threads when dropped in cold water). Stir in the butter and vanilla. Blend in the baking soda; stir until the mixture is light and foamy.

Pour onto the prepared baking sheet; spread quickly. As the candy cools, stretch into a thin sheet. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

  • Yields: 1 pound
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
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