1 c. sugar
½ c. light corn syrup
1 c. dry roasted peanuts
1/8 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Butter, or margarine
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Baking soda
In a 1½ qt. Microwave safe bowl, stir together the sugar and corn syrup. I like to use a 4 cup pyrex container with a handle... because this gets scary HOT and believe me, you're going to want a handle!
Get the peanuts, salt, vanilla and baking soda ready to go because you really need to be able to get your hands on the premeasured ingredients PRONTO!
Let Brittle cool for 30 minutes and then break into pieces. Makes about 2 pounds.
*** In case you're wondering, I only photographed those 4 pieces shown at the top of the blog because that's all that was left when I discovered I had taken all the pictures but the one I really wanted... the final product!
Round Two cooking… make more and use it for:
- Gifts, this is an easy way to bag up a batch of peanut brittle as a thank you, or to include as part of a Holiday sweet treat tray.
What else would this technique work on???
- Any type of nut... I use dry roasted peanuts mainly because I like them, but I have also made this with cashews, pecans or whole almonds. I've done it with roasted, salted and raw nuts... it always seems to turn out.
- Without NUTS.... have you ever had See's Candies "Seafoam" candy? Basically, it's the brittle without the nuts in a thicker format and then dipped in dark, or milk chocolate.