Friday, November 28, 2008

Cookie Time!

This is one of my husband's favorites, but let's face it, who doesn't love Brittle! All kinds, Peanut, Almond, Macadamia Nut... and this recipe is so versitle that you can make any of those variations, in 10 minutes and in your Microwave!!!
Yes, in 10 minutes and in your microwave!!! No candy thermometer, and everyone loves it!!! No one believes me when I say it only takes 10 minutes!
{I make like 12 batches a year and give it all my neighbors!}
10-Minute Peanut Brittle
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Light corn syrup
1/8 tsp Salt
1 1/2 cups Peanuts (or Almonds, or whatever nut you choose)
1 TBS Butter
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Baking Soda
Combine sugar, syrup, and salt in a 2 quart casserole dish (ceramic, like Pyrex)
Microwave on high for 5 minutes
Stir in nuts very quickly
Microwave 2 to 5 mnutes, stirring after 2 and 4 minutes until syrup and peanuts are lightly browned.
Stir in butter, vanilla, and baking soda until light and foamy.
Spread to 1/4" thickness on a well buttered or Pam'ed cookie sheet
Once cool, break into pieces and store in tin.
For a super special touch, once cool dip one end of the brittle into Chocolate and let cool again!
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