This microwave peanut brittle recipe is made with Karo syrup, sugar, dry roasted peanuts, margarine, and vanilla.
These directions are for a 1000 watt microwave oven. If your wattage is lower, adjust the time accordingly. See Candy's note below the recipe.
- l cup sugar
- 1/2 cup white Karo syrup
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
- 1 teaspoon margarine
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Line a baking sheet with foil and butter or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
In a microwave safe bowl, mix sugar, Karo corn syrup, and salt. Cook in the microwave oven (100% power) for about 4 minutes, or just until amber colored.
Remove the candy from the oven (it's very hot, be very careful) and add the peanuts; cook about l to 2 minutes longer.
Remove it from oven add the margarine, baking soda, and vanilla all at once, and mix thoroughly and spread it out on the prepared baking sheet, ( this sets up quickly).
Cool, then break the peanut brittle into pieces and put in a container with tight-fitting lid.
Candy's Note: "My microwave is 1000 watts, so I really don't leave my brittle in too long. I make this all the time - it is very easy and delicious. I usually take the margarine, baking soda, and vanilla and put it together in a bowl, so I can work quickly with it. I also spray my pan in advance, so that it will be ready for me."
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