I have found a new love for peanut brittle!! I've always loved eating it, but this year, I thought I'd tackle the recipe and try making it myself.
I asked a friend about making peanut brittle and she was telling me about using a candy thermometer. I've never used one before in my baking, so I was hesitant to try peanut brittle. After some searching on the Internet, I found a recipe for easy microwavable peanut brittle. I had all the ingredients already at home, so I thought why not try this one?
Oh my!! Let me tell you that this is so delicious, so quick, and super easy!! I've already made two batches of it this past weekend! This is by no means healthy, but for the holidays, I think it's perfect! Everything in moderation. :)
Easy Microwavable Peanut Brittle
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tblsp. butter
1 cup salted & roasted peanuts (if you don't have salted ones, you can add 1/2 tsp. of salt to your mix)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp. of baking soda
1. Start by heating your oven to the lowest setting. (mine is 170) Cover a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and place it in the oven to warm.
2. In a large glass bowl, mix the sugar and syrup. Once mixed well, put it in the microwave for 3 minutes. Stir again and microwave for an additional 3 minutes.