Microwave Peanut Brittle

Put the following ingredients in a large ( I use a two-quart) glass bowl and stir together.  Just leave the wood spoon in the bowl.
  • 1 cup raw peanuts   
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Karo syrup

Cook 9 minutes on High (microwave in the 5th Wheel) or 7 1/2  on High (microwave @ home)—this is kind of hard to judge as it depends on the wattage of the microwave.  If the first batch doesn’t harden add about 1 1/2 minutes.  If it seems burnt, reduce first cooking time by about 1 1/2 minutes.  (Advantium Microwave is 7.5 minute total time).

Don’t remove the bowl.  Just quickly add:

  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla. 

Stir a little with a wood spoon and leave the spoon in the bowl.

Cook 1 1/2 min on high. (Advantium Microwave is 1 minute).
Carefully remove the bowl from microwave and stir in:
  • 1 tsp soda
Use the wooden spoon to empty the mixture onto a greased cooky sheet or pizza pan.  Don’t try to spread it—-it’ll spread by itself.  (Other recipies suggest pre-warming the pan so that it levels out better).  Let it cool, then remove it from the pan and break into pieces.
Recipe by Charlene Harris, 2007 Canadian Maritine Caravan

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