Peanut Brittle


  • 1 1/2 cups raw shelled peanuts, VA type with skins on
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla flavoring
  • 1 tsp. baking soda

In a 1 1/2 quart casserole stir together peanuts, sugar, syrup and salt. Cook 8 minutes on high in microwave oven stirring well after four minutes.  Stir in butter and vanilla.  Microwave 2 minutes longer on high.  Add baking soda and quickly stir until light and foamy.  Immediately pour onto lightly greased baking sheet; spread out until very thin.  When cool, break into small pieces. Store in airtight container. Makes about one pound.


Sue Glahn