I’m back on the holiday wagon! I knew I had to make some goodies for Hubby’s co-workers for the holidays.
Easy peanut brittle is one is one of my favorite recipes to make, mostly because it is so stinking easy! I know lots of people put peanut brittle very high on their holiday goody list, and why not? It’s delicious!
This easy peanut brittle recipe is made in the microwave, and will be complete in less than 10 minutes. Break up the pieces, place them in a festive tin, and they will be ready to give as gifts. We also love to give these as gifts for our neighbors, with a card sharing the recipe so they can make it on their own throughout the year.
Please note, salted peanuts are best for this recipe. Why? Because it provides that lovely salty/sweet combination that our taste buds enjoy.
Easy Peanut Brittle
1 1/2 cups peanuts (salted is best)
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp butter (third of a tbls is a teaspoon, cut a third of a tbls square on the stick)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
Grease a baking sheet (or cover with parchment paper)and set aside.
In a glass bowl, combine peanuts, sugar, corn syrup and stir.
Cook in microwave for 6 minutes on High. The peanuts will brown so don’t get nervous.
With a wooden spoon, stir in butter and vanilla and cook for one more minute.
Now, QUICKLY stir in the baking soda, until the mixture makes a foam.
Pour immediately onto greased baking sheet.
Let it sit for 15 to 30 minutes. You can break it up after that and put into cute little tins!