Wednesday, December 23, 2009

P is for Peanut Brittle

You will be sceptical when you read the recipe, but this peanut brittle is delicious.  And perfect.  I have eaten SO. MUCH. OF. THIS. STUFF.


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/8 tsp. salt
1 and 1/2 cups salted roasted peanuts
1 Tbsp. Butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking soda

Butter a cookie sheet and set aside.  Combine the sugar, corn syrup and salt in a large microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 5 minutes.  Stir in the peanuts (I use a wooden spoon because of the heat).  Microwave for 2 more minutes on high.  Stir.  Microwave for 1 minute on high.  Stir.  Quickly stir in the butter, vanilla and baking soda.  When mixed, quickly spread onto the buttered cookie sheet.  Let cool for just a minute, and then using two forks, separate and expand the mixture until as thin as you desire.  I think the thinner it is, the more melt in your mouth it is.  It cools very quickly.  When completely cool - break off and enjoy!

It really is good.


  1. Sounds good...I guess you could substitute any kind of nut...macadamia, I'm thinking or pecans which I love.

  2. i'm not skeptical. it sounds delicious.


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