Microwave Peanut Brittle, fast and easy!
Make delicious Peanut Brittle in 10 minutes! Peanut Brittle is one of those confections that brings back fond childhood memories, satisfies a sweet tooth and puts a smile on everyone’s face. Here is a recipe that is easy and fast.
Traditional Brittle recipes can be tricky and often take more time than we have to spend. This recipe is not only super fast BUT fool proof as well. Delicious every time, we made 5 batches and every one was great.
Simple yes, especially with a few “HEADS UP” pointers.
- 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
½ Cup light corn syrup
1 Cut RAW Spanish P-Nuts (skins on for me)
1 TSP Vanilla
1/8 TSP Salt
1 TSP FRESH Baking Soda
1/4 pound Milk Chocolate (optional)
- Greased baking sheet or one lined with parchment paper.
If you do a lot of candy making a silicone liner “Silpat” is excellent.
- Microwave safe bowl. Check for heat retention
• Use RAW P-Nuts. The penuts actually roast in the hot sugar mixture.
• Test your microwave’s power and adjust your recipe accordingly.
• Always use FRESH Baking soda. You want your recipe to really puff up, and be fluffy for that light delicious crunch great brittle has.
Granulated sugar and light corn syrup
Mix well and microwave on high for 4 minutes.
Remove from microwave, stir well and return for another 3-4 minutes. You are looking for a nice golden brown color as your sugars cook. You may want to remove and check at 3 minutes. You can always pop back in for the additional minute.
Once your sugar mixture is a rich golden brown Add BUTTER and VANILLA, return for final 2 minutes.
HEADS UP: This is where your brittle can burn. Monitor very closely
TOTAL microwave time is between 8-10 minutes.
Final ingredient: 1 TSP Baking soda. Add, stir quickly until light and foamy, pour onto prepared sheet.
Spread evenly and thinly. You have to work fast as the brittle will set up very quickly.
Let cool for an hour or so, break into big bite size pieces and serve!
The Gourmet Candy Maker has gone one step further and dipped each piece in TEMPERED milk chocolate…. Chocolate and P-nuts? What could be more yummy.
No need to refrigerate. It will be gone the minute you put it out!