This recipe is a winner for gifts for friends and neighbors, and it is extremely quick and easy. I live in Colorado - so high altitude might have affected this a little. : ) Oh, one more thing. My absolutely favorite thing to add is the shaved coconut strips which you can find at places like Trader Joe's, and some of the catalog companies. I have been using this recipe for many years and it always comes out perfectly. My wife and I have made two batches of this, and they both came out perfect! C) Finally, if you are having trouble getting your recipe to harden: I made 6 batches of this in 2 and a half hours! This was GREAT! Then you won't be foiled by different microwave powers, and'll have a better idea of how long to zap it next time. Quickly stir in baking soda, just until mixture is foamy. in my microwave). I make a ten minute (or so) brittle putting the nuts in at the five minute point, then add the butter, vanilla, and soda at the end. a) If you have ROASTED NUTS, try putting them in when add the butter instead of putting them in at first. Don't go away from your microwave. Add comma separated list of ingredients to exclude from recipe. Advertisement Step 2 Mix sugar and corn syrup together in a microwaveable bowl safe for high temperatures. A) If you are having trouble with BURNING or you keep getting a BURNT taste, make sure that you're using RAW nuts, and not roasted ones. Wanted to pass along what I did just in case it helps others. I have made (no exaggerating) dozens of batches-it makes a great gift! Then added the peanuts, salt, butter and vanilla. Keep adjusting the times for your microwave-it's worth it! Cook in microwave for 6 to 7 minutes on High (700 W); mixture should be bubbly and peanuts browned. Cooked for 2 1/2 more minutes. When you add the butter and vanilla, check for soft-ball stage...after waving your "spatula" in the air for 2 secs, you should have a firm "glob" that kind-of holds it shape sitting on your utensil. 3) Don't keep taking the mixture of the microwave to "check it." (Regular flake coconut will burn too easily.) Butter a cookie sheet. I also have a 900 watt microwave. Last night I made a coconut and almond combination which was out of this world. In a glass bowl, combine peanuts, sugar, corn syrup, and salt. They work great for handling it and pouring the mixture on the cookie sheet. I've made numerous batches this last week. It's way better than average, but in nmy opinion, needs more salt. With the warm pan, it allows you more time to spread it out - as thick or thin as you like. =) Always turns out good - to avoid the chewies, just keep a glass of cold water on hand - don't add the baking soda untill a little bit of the brittle-part makes a hard ball and cracks in the water. It has to stay hot to cook! Pour immediately onto greased baking sheet. I usually do half of my batch with chocolate and half without. Not bad considering I didn't have to break an arm stirring the whole time! Mix everything together before putting it into the microwave. for the first cooking, and 1 min 45 sec for the second cooking. You saved Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle to your. Grease a baking sheet, and set aside. Also, keep a close eye on the mixture. Let cool 15 minutes, or until set. Pour immediately onto greased baking sheet. I cooked the sugar and syrup for 6 minutes. I out in 1 1/2 t of baking soda and it makes the candy really airy...also I live at 5500 feet which may also have something to do with it... ;-), Congrats! You can get them at Wal-Mart for about 4 bucks. Then remove the cookie sheet when the brittle is done. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption. Thanks a bunch for the recipe! We've been making it in one of those glass 4-cup measuring cups. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. After the first 2 batches I just started leaving out the vanilla. Just spread with a knife or utility spatula and let cool. Here are some tips for the people who keep burning the recipe, who can't get their mixture to firm up, or for those who, for the life of them, can't find corn syrup. © Copyright 2020, 20 Things to Cook This Month That Have Nothing to Do With Thanksgiving, 15 Vegan Muffin Recipes for Easy Breakfasts, 15 Comfort Food Dinners That Start With Creamy Alfredo Sauce, 2-Ingredient Snacks That Are Too Easy Not to Make, Use Your Stale Bread in These Savory Bread Puddings, 13 Spiked Apple Cider Cocktails to Celebrate the Season, 15 Comfort Food Casseroles Inspired by World Cuisines, 12 Recipes to Turn Extra Chicken into Healthy Main Dish Salads, 15 Ground Beef Soup Recipes for Easy Weeknight Dinners, Ground Turkey Slow Cooker Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals, 11 Top Chicken Casseroles That Lean to the Healthy Side, 12 Classic Italian Recipes Made Easy in the Instant Pot, Nutrition Stir in butter and vanilla; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer. The mixture stiffens up some but will then soften when you cook it again-that way the nuts don't burn at all. This recipe is good! I prefer it at 1 minute instead and it is gold like the photo on the original. Info. For those who complain that it comes out chewey rather than brittle, it's because it hasn't been cooked enough. Step 4 Stir peanuts and butter into sugar mixture… I also experimented this year with topping the brittle with a thin layer of chocolate. I only did the 1 1/2 at the end for my husband because he likes it almost brown. Overall an incredibly easy fast fun recipe! Amount is based on available nutrient data. It has to stay hot to cook! Step 3 Heat sugar mixture in microwave on high for 5 minutes. A) If you are having trouble with BURNING or you keep getting a BURNT taste, make sure that you're using RAW nuts, and not roasted ones. I followed this recipe putting the butter and vanilla in at the earlier interval and was not so happy with the results. But switching up your side dishes can bring a refreshing change to a classic comfort food dish. 1) Make sure you microwave the mixture on HIGH with a MICROWAVE. I had to try this a few times before it turned out. It's way better than average, but in nmy opinion, needs more salt. Like others, I was grateful not to have to be stirring and stirring this on the stove!!! Also, keep a close eye on the mixture. 2) Use the right amount of butter Mix in butter and vanilla extract, stirring until butter is melted. Also plan to waste at least one batch because there is one unknown in this recipe: your microwave. This will reduce flavor transfer, but at least you won't have "burnt nut" aftertaste as your flavor! This recipe was great. You decide!) Break into pieces, and store in an airtight container. Let the brittle firm up a bit, but while it is still very warm sprinkle some semi-sweet or milk chocolate morsels on top and the chocolate will start melting almost immediately.