Monday, December 6, 2010

Peanut Brittle- the EASIEST

Do you like peanut brittle? Do you need a "quickie" for your Christmas celebrations. Here's a great, simple, quick recipe for you- alot better and alot cheaper than the boughten stuff. I just whipped up some for my folks to send for their Christmas and thought you might like the recipe... BTW- it's a microwave recipe.

Peanut Brittle

1 c. peanuts
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1 t. baking soda
1 t. vanilla
1 t. butter

In 1 1/2 qt. casserole, stir together peanuts, sugar, and syrup. Cook 5 min. 30 seconds on high, stirring well after 4 min. Add butter and vanilla. Cook 1 min. longer. Add baking soda, and quickly stir until light and foamy. Immediately (and I do mean immediately) pour onto a lightly buttered baking sheet. Spread out thinly. When cool, break into pieces.

This hardens quickly, so don't "loiter" over pouring it out and spreading it.


Tracy Hall said...

Great work on the heron, Carol. I'm going to try this recipe as I don't think Ive ever had that - and 'easy' is my favourite kind of recipe!

Ruth Andre said...

Carol, this would make a great painting. Love peanut brittle. I used to make it years ago. Looks so good.

Carol Andre' said...

I'm having difficulties getting onto blogger alot these days so can't post in answer alot of the time. I hope you tried the p-nut brittle. I sent it to my dad for Christmas. He loves it and it's so much better homemade!
Tracy- I can't believe you've never had that!!! Perhaps it's an American thing!