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Microwave Peanut Brittle

Microwave Peanut Brittle
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Ingredients

  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups roasted salted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  1. Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray, line with a piece of parchment paper, and spray the paper. Spray a metal spatula as well.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, stir together the sugar, corn syrup, and salt until smooth. Microwave the sugar mixture on high until it is bubbling, 2 to 4 minutes. Mix in the peanuts and butter and microwave on high until the mixture has thickened and is a pale golden color, 3 to 5 minutes more.
  3. Remove the peanut mixture from the microwave and stir in the vanilla and baking soda. (Be careful, as the mixture will bubble up.) Immediately pour the mixture into the prepared pan, spreading it with the prepared spatula. Let stand until hardened, 20 to 30 minutes. Lift the brittle off the parchment and break into 2-inch pieces.
  4. Storage suggestion: Keep the peanut brittle at room temperature, between sheets of wax paper in an airtight container, for up to 5 days.
By December, 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per ServingServing Size: 1 piece
  • Calories 128
  • Fat 7g
  • Sat Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 1mg
  • Sodium 204mg
  • Protein 3g
  • Carbohydrate 16g
  • Sugar 11g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Iron 0mg
  • Calcium 7mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

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Microwave ovens vary in intensity, so be sure to keep a close eye on the brittle while it’s cooking.

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