Fantastic Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle


I am enthusiastic about microwave ovens, and 8-cup measuring bowls. This easy recipe for peanut brittle uses both, and, if you make it, I am sure it will become a festive favourite at your house.

1 cup of white sugar

½ cup of Roger's Golden Syrup

Mix sugar and syrup, in an eight-cup glass measuring-bowl and cook for 3 minutes on high.

NOTE: I have to reduce the heat in my microwave oven to about power eight.

When the mixture has cooked for three minutes, add 1 cup of salted peanuts

Cook for 3 minutes more. Remove mixture from microwave oven.

Add 1 teaspoon of butter

Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda

Mix and cook 1 minute longer 

Pour the hot peanut brittle mixture from the measuring bowl, carefully, onto a greased cookie sheet, tilting the pan so the mixture spreads. A Silpat-lined pan works very well.  

Let the mixture cool and then break the brittle into chunks. 

Store cooled peanut brittle in tins, or glass jars.  



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