Happy holidays! Are you in search of a super easy Christmas snack? Here’s one that requires few ingredients and minimal effort: Peanut Brittle! And you can make it in the microwave!
This recipe comes from the Rada Cookbook Santa’s Favorite Holiday Treats and Christmas Sweets.
How to Make Microwave Peanut Brittle Recipe
Ingredients you will need:
- 1 1/2 cups dry roasted peanuts
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 pinch of salt (optional)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
Grease a baking sheet and set aside. In a glass bowl, combine peanuts, sugar, syrup, and salt until well mixed.
Heat in microwave for 6 to 7 minutes on high until mixture is bubbly and peanuts are browned.
Stir in butter and vanilla; cook for 2 to 3 minutes longer. Quickly stir in baking soda, just until mixture is foamy.
Pour immediately onto greased baking sheet or the Rada Cutlery Rectangular Baker as shown.
Let cool for 15 minutes or until set. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.
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Salty & Sweet
Rada Cutlery extraordinaire Kristy Kay shares extra tips while making peanut brittle in this recipe video. Enjoy!
Easy Peanut Brittle Video Transcript:
Hi, Kristy in the Rada Kitchen and it’s the holiday season. One of my favorite treats is peanut brittle. I have a quick easy recipe for it. You make it in the microwave, no worries about making it over a hot stove. I got this out of our recipe cookbook called Santa’s Favorite Holiday Treats and Christmas Sweets. This cookbook is filled with cookbooks for breads, cookies, pies, and snacks. Let’s get started. It’s called easy peanut brittle.
In a glass bowl combine one and a half cups of dry roasted peanuts, one cup of sugar, a half cup of lite corn syrup, and an optional pinch of salt. We’re going to stir this until it’s well mixed. I’m using the Rada Non-Scratch Spoon. It has that edge that helps you get to the bottom and scrape the bottom of the bowl. Now put this in the microwave for 6-7 minutes on high or until the mixture is bubbly and the peanuts have browned.
So now the brittle is bubbly and the peanuts have browned. We’re going to add a tablespoon of butter and a teaspoon of vanilla. Stir that in. Now wer’e going to put this in for another 2-3 minutes and have a teaspoon of baking soda ready because we’ll add that immediately after we take that out. And also have a greased baking sheet or pan ready.
Immediately add a teaspoon of baking soda, stir it in until it’s foamy, and now we’re going to pour it into our greased baking sheet. Now let this cool for 15 minutes until it’s cool or set and we’ll come back and break it into pieces.
So the peanut brittle has cooled and now all we have to do is drop it and break it into pieces. Now it’s ready to give as gifts or enjoy yourself. This is one of the many recipes in Santa’s Favorite Holiday Treats and Christmas Sweets.
End of Easy Peanut Brittle Video Transcript.