Monday, December 19, 2011

Easy Microwave Peanut Brittle

I wasn't sure how it would taste, but it was good! Just be careful not to microwave too long. I did the 8 minutes the first time and it burned!


1 c. raw shelled peanuts, skins on
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda

Stir together peanuts, sugar, syrup and salt in a 1 1/2 quart microwave-safe container. Cook 4 to 8 minutes (until sugar seems dissolved) on high in microwave oven, stirring well after 4 minutes. Stir in butter and vanilla.

Microwave 2 minutes longer on high. (Cooking time may vary with ovens.) Add baking soda and quickly stir until light and foamy. Immediately pour onto lightly greased baking sheet. Spread to 1/4 inch thickness. When cool break into pieces. Store in airtight container. Yields about 1 pound.

Yield: 14 pieces. Per piece= 151 Calories; 5g Fat (30.5% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 25g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 1mg Cholesterol; 128mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Fat; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

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