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Friday, October 10, 2008

Microwave Peanut Brittle

This is my dad's tried and true recipe. He makes awesome peanut brittle in the MICROWAVE. Yes in the microwave.

Ron's Microwave Peanut Brittle

You will Need:
1 &1/2qt. glass casserole (no plastic)
wooden or metal spoon (no plastic)
lightly greased cookie sheet

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 cup dry roasted, salted nuts (peanut, almonds or cashews)
1 tsp. unsalted butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
(for almond brittle substitute almond extract for vanilla and 1 cup coconut for butter)

Combine sugar and corn syrup in casserole dish.
Microwave on high 4 min.
Add nuts, microwave on high 5 min. (4 min. for 1000+ watt Micro)
Add butter and vanilla, microwave on high 2 min. (1 min. for 1000+ watt Micro
Add baking soda and gently stir.
Pour onto cookie sheet.
Let cool 1 hour.
Break into small pieces and store in an air tight container.

***Recipe must be done exact or it will not work. Do not substitute anything except for the almond brittle.



Mannie Vincent said...

Oh yum, Jenni!! Thank god for your dad! As a college kid, I'm all about easy cooking, and it can't get better than the mircowave! Thanks for sharing; I can't wait to see more mirco recipies!

di said...

Hi Jennifer! I have this recipe and used to make 3-4 batches at christmas every year. It is awesome!!!! i had forgotten about it, thanks for the reminder! Di

Sygnet Creations said...

mmmmmmm, sounds yummy!!