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Goober Brittle

No recipe image available.Goober, from the African word nguba, is a Southern name for peanut. Save yourself some time around the holidays with this ultra-quick version of peanut brittle.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup raw peanuts
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine peanuts, sugar, corn syrup and salt in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 8 minutes.
  2. Add butter and vanilla. Stir and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in baking soda, mixing until light and foamy.
  4. Spread onto a baking sheet lined with lightly buttered aluminum foil.
  5. Allow to cool before breaking into pieces.

Makes about 1 pound.