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Microwave Peanut Brittle

on December 16, 2013

My grandpa was a farmer and when he came in for lunch, he would take a nap on a rug on the floor between the kitchen and the dining room.

When I was little, I wouldn’t let him nap much.

He was too fun to climb on!

I am 1 year old in this picture and it doesn’t look like he minds me climbing on him too much!

me and grandpa on rug

He was famous for making two things: waffles (which we’ll explore at a later date) and his Christmas Microwave Peanut Brittle.

We both used basically the same recipe from a microwave cookbook but his usually turned out better.

We’ve changed microwaves a couple of times and I have had to alter the recipe for the power of the new one each time.

I don’t have a card for this so I’ll just type out the recipe.

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Microwave Peanut Brittle

Mix together in a 1 1/2 quart microwave safe casserole:

1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

Microwave on high 3 minutes.

Stir in:

1 cup roasted, salted peanuts

Microwave on high 3 1/2 minutes until light brown.

Add:

1 teaspoon butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

Blend well.

Microwave on high 1 1/2 minutes more.

Peanuts will be lightly browned and syrup very hot.

Add 1 teaspoon baking soda and gently stir until light and foamy.

Pour mixture onto lightly greased cookie sheet.

Let cool 1/2 to 1 hour.

When cool, break into small pieces and store in air-tight container.

Makes about 1 pound.

These are the times that work for my microwave – you may have to adjust the cooking times for your own microwave.

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The syrup gets very hot and bubbly.

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It’s molten lava on the cookie sheet until it’s cool.

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This was my grandpa’s favorite and it’s one of my sons favorites, too.

Another family holiday classic – delicious.

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4 responses to “Microwave Peanut Brittle

  1. KarenDresser says:

    Love it!!!!!

  2. Katie says:

    Love that picture! Lil’ peanut!

  3. Uncle Paul says:

    That was the best and I know peanuts ! I don’t even buy the store-bought stuff !

  4. […] You can see some of the cookies I’ve made on the blog displayed on it: Spritz Cookies, Christmas Wreath Cookies and Peanut Brittle. […]

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