Microwave Peanut Brittle
Yields about 1 pound.
1 1/2 cups raw shelled peanuts, skins on
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
Combine peanuts, sugar, syrup and salt in a 1 1/2 quart microwave-safe
bowl. Cook 8 minutes on high, stirring well after 4 minutes (cooking
time may vary by oven). Stir in butter and vanilla. Microwave 2
minutes longer on high. Add baking soda and quickly stir until
light and foamy. Immediately pour onto lightly greased baking sheet.
Do not spread with a spoon to maintain the light, airy texture.
Cool completely and break into pieces. Store in airtigth container.
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