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Friday, April 1, 2011

Microwave Peanut Brittle

I was given this recipe by one of our patients at the clinic but had not made it in some time.  Phillip and I decided that we would make some Peanut Brittle but it took several attempts to get it right because we had a different microwave from when we used to make it and the wattage of the microwave does make a difference in the length of time that it takes to cook the Peanut Brittle.  Phillip actually got the timing down pat and we got on a tear of making Peanut Brittle almost every night for a week or two.  It makes just the right amount for two people and should last several days but we were overindulging, to say the least.  Seeing how I had signed up for Scale Back Alabama, I had to move on from this delightful treat as it did not promote weight loss!

                                                     Microwave Peanut Brittle

1 cup raw peanuts
1/2 cup Karo Syrup
1 cup sugar
1/8 tsp. salt

Microwave on high for 6 1/2 min., stirring after 4 min.

Remove from microwave and add 1 Tbsp. butter and 1 tsp. vanilla flavoring.  Microwave 45 seconds.

Remove from microwave.  Add 1 tsp. baking soda.  Stir quickly until foamy and then pour onto a pizza pan that has been covered with a piece of parchment paper.  Allow to cool and then break apart.

Store in an airtight container.

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