Sunday, November 15, 2009

Microwave Peanut Brittle

do not double
 Grease 9X13 or 10X15 cookie sheet well, set aside .
Use 2 qt glass casserole dish.
  1 c sugar
  1/2 tsp salt
  1/2 c white corn syrup
 Stir together cook on high 5 min, add 1 c roasted salted peanuts, cook on high 3 more minutes.
Quickly stir in 1 Tbs butter 1 tsp vanilla  1 tsp soda   caution-may spatter!
Spread on pan quickly, cool completely, break into pieces. Do not store in tupperware.

Grease 2- 9X13 pans well- set aside
2 c sugar
1 c corn syrup
1/2 c water
1/4 c butter
2 1/2 c peanuts
1 1/2 tsp baking soda-sifted
 Butter sides of 3 qt saucepan. combine sugar,syrup water and butter, cook over med high heat until 275 (soft crack stage) stirring occasionally, try not to get on sides of pan.
Add nuts and continue to 295 degrees and syrup is clear and golden. Remove from heat and quickly stir in soda. Pour onto pans, let cool. break into pieces.
The best way to store is to line a cardboard box with wax paper and layer brittle in with more wax paper between.  
   this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

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