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Microwave Peanut Brittle

Microwave Peanut Brittle

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Cindy Carnes

This recipe was given to me by a friend quite a few years ago.

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  • Calories:
  • 102 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 2.2 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.1g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 90 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a 3 quart casserole dish, combine the corn syrup, sugar and peanuts. Microwave on high for 12 minutes. Stir in butter and vanilla, cook on high for 4 minutes. Stir in baking soda.
  2. Pour onto buttered cookie sheet; cool and break into pieces.
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IRISHHEART
100
7/10/2004

I made this recipe in a Panasonic Inverter 1000 Watt microwave oven. I checked the candy at 6,9, and 11 minutes to make sure it was not burning, then cooked one minute longer, added the butter and vanilla, and cooked 2 minutes longer, added the baking soda and poured it out to cool. It turned out perfectly! What I did differently, and I learned this last year making another microwave candy recipe, is this: I use a fairly heavy, large pottery mixing bowl to make candy in. Something like Pyrex will not work as well and often causes the candy to burn.

DIVAQUEEN
84
12/20/2005

YES, FOR MOST HIGH POWERED MICROWAVES THE COOKING TIMES ARE FAR TOO EXTREME WHICH RESULTS IN BURNING...THE FOLLOWING IS A MORE ACCURATE ADJUSTMENT, BUT REMEMBER, ALL MICROWAVES ARE DIFFERENT AND IF YOU CHOOSE TO MAKE A SECOND BATCH IMMEDIATELY, YOU MAY HAVE TO ADJUST THE TIME AS THE MICROWAVE HAS ALREADY BEEN 'PRIMED' Butter a cookie sheet. Combine sugar and corn syrup in a 2 quart glass bowl and microwave on high 4 minutes. Stir in peanuts and microwave on high 3 1/2 minutes more, then stir in butter and vanilla and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Stir in baking soda until light and foamy. Pour onto cookie sheet and spread thin. Cool completely and break into pieces and serve.

CSEELA
72
1/13/2007

We had problem with burning the peanut brittle becouse our microwave was a 1000 watts. So we cut the time down to 5 minutes instead of 12 minutes and then cooked for 1 1/2 minutes instead of 4 minutes and it didn't burn the peanut brittle.