Sandy in Dayton's Note:
Bravo to Love2Eat’s Peanut Brittle in a Jiffy #58383 - it got me started, but with the adjustments for my higher powered microwave and some flavor changes I thought I should write my own recipe. I can not say how much Love2Eat’s note about having everything measured out and ready to go was a life saver. I use an 8 cup pyrex measuring bowl with a handle as this mixture bubbles up and gets very hot (bowl gets very hot too) - it is MOLTEN SUGAR- if your work area is not right next to your sink - have a bowl of ice water in case of burns. THIS RECIPE IS FOR A 1200 WATT MICROWAVE. Oh yeah, I sorta faked it on how many this will serve - it is habit forming.
My Private Note
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- 1Line a baking/cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper and spray with cooking spray or grease with butter.
- 2Put 1 tablespoon molasses in a ½ cup measuring cup and then fill with corn syrup (spray cup with cooking spray first, so corn syrup will come out easier).
- 3Put corn syrup mixture and white sugar in an eight cup bowl and mix well then microwave on high for 2 minutes, remove and stir and then microwave for 1 more minute.
- 4Remove from microwave and add peanuts, stir into bubbling sugar mixture and microwave for 2 minutes.
- 5Remove from microwave and then stir in butter and vanilla and microwave for 1 minute.
- 6Remove from microwave and quickly stir in baking soda - it will get somewhat white and foamy - spread out onto baking sheet - you can let it cool at room temperature or cool in the fridge. Put mixing bowl cup in sink under hot running water to aid in cleanup.
- 7* I add the molasses because it gives the brittle a beautiful color - it is not required to make the recipe - if you don’t want to use it, just use a full ½ cup of corn syrup. Watch out with sampling - this stuff is habit forming - if you want to bump it up a notch - add 1 teaspoon cinnamon to sugars at begining (my daughter and I like) or if you really want to kick up it up - add the cinnamon and 1/3 teaspoon caynne pepper - hot stuff. I love the sweet and spicy.
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Nutritional Facts for 1200 Watt Microwave Peanut Brittle
Serving Size: 1 (47 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 18
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 224.1
- Calories from Fat 118
- Total Fat 13.1 g
- Saturated Fat 2.1 g
- Cholesterol 1.7 mg
- Sodium 279.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 23.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
- Sugars 15.0 g
- Protein 5.9 g