Microwave Peanut Brittle

Wow, only 3 more days until Christmas! My family and Dan’s celebrate, even though I am Pagan, I still participate. It’s hard to be a different religion than your family, sometimes. But, we work it all out. 🙂

I have been busy! Work is on Christmas Break until after the new year, which leaves plenty of time for me to get things done. Hopefully!

I have a new recipe for peanut brittle. Omg, we ate a whole batch in one day. It was delicious! Seriously, as if I’m not fat enough, I love to bake. That puts all my “dieting” in danger. Yeah, I don’t diet. I eat what I want and damn the consequences. Just kidding. Those consequences can be pretty harsh! Moderation is the key. Not that eating a whole batch of this stuff was in any way moderation!

The thing with the microwave stuff is that everyone’s microwave is different, so you kind of have to mess around with the timing. When my recipe says 6 minutes, yours may take 7 or even 5. So, keep an eye on this, as it can brown and burn quick!

Quick Microwave Peanut Brittle

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Corn Syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup shelled raw peanuts ( pecans, walnuts, sunflower seed, etc.)
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla

Line baking sheet with wax paper.
Spray wax paper with Pam.
Combine sugar, salt and Karo in a 2 quart microwave safe glass bowl.
Microwave on high 2 minutes. Stir in peanuts. Stir again at 5 
minutes. Cook until light brown, 7 minutes. (This depends 
on your microwave. You may have to add or subtract a little time.)
Remove from microwave and stir in remaining ingredients adding 
baking soda last (mix will be foamy).
Stir quickly and pour onto wax paper.

Note: I put my baking sheet in the oven for a few minutes to help spread the mix easier.
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