1200 Watt Microwave Peanut Brittle

Bravo to love2eat’s peanut brittle in a jiffy #58383 - it got me started, but with the adjustments for my higher powered microwave and some flavor changes i thought i should write my own recipe. i can not say how much love2eat’s note about having everything measured out and ready to go was a life saver. i use an 8 cup pyrex measuring bowl with a handle as this mixture bubbles up and gets very hot (bowl gets very hot too) - it is molten sugar- if your work area is not right next to your sink - have a bowl of ice water in case of burns. This recipe is for a 1200 watt microwave. oh yeah, i sorta faked it on how many this will serve - it is habit forming.


Line a baking / cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper and spray with cooking spray or grease with butter.
Put 1 tablespoon molasses in a cup measuring cup and then fill with corn syrup.
Put corn syrup mixture and white sugar in an eight cup bowl and mix well then microwave on high for 2 minutes , remove and stir and then microwave for 1 more minute.
Remove from microwave and add peanuts , stir into bubbling sugar mixture and microwave for 2 minutes.
Remove from microwave and then stir in butter and vanilla and microwave for 1 minute.
Remove from microwave and quickly stir in baking soda - it will get somewhat white and foamy - spread out onto baking sheet - you can let it cool at room temperature or cool in the fridge.
Put mixing bowl cup in sink under hot running water to aid in cleanup.
I add the molasses because it gives the brittle a beautiful color - it is not required to make the recipe - if you dont want to use it , just use a full cup of corn syrup.
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white sugar, molasses, corn syrup, salted peanuts, vanilla, butter, baking soda