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Dixie Peanut Brittle in the Microwave

Dixie Peanut Brittle in the MicrowaveCrunchy and irresistibly delicious peanut brittle is simplified by preparing and cooking in the microwave.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups raw shelled Spanish peanuts, skins on
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda

Cooking Directions:

  1. Stir together peanuts, sugar, syrup and salt in a 2-quart microwave-safe container. Microwave on HIGH* 8 minutes, stirring well after 4 minutes. Stir in butter and vanilla.
  2. Microwave on HIGH* 2 minutes longer. Add baking soda and quickly stir until light and foamy.
  3. Immediately pour onto lightly greased baking sheet; spread to 1/4-inch thickness.
  4. When cool, break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Makes ? servings.

*For safety's sake, keep in mind that the mixture will dramatically increase in volume and could spill over the sides of the container.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (2.4 ounces): Calories: 318; Calories from Fat: 124; Fat: 14g; Trans fats: 0; Cholesterol: 1mg; Carbohydrate: 45g; Protein: 7g; Fiber: 3g; Sodium: 218mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the National Peanut Board.