|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 1/2 Pound (serves 8)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 5g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||3%|
|Total Carbohydrate 43g||16%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This microwave peanut brittle recipe is made with Karo syrup, sugar, dry roasted peanuts, margarine, and vanilla.
These directions are for a 1000 watt microwave oven. If your wattage is lower, adjust the time accordingly. See Candy's note below the recipe.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup white Karo syrup
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
- 1 teaspoon margarine
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Gather the ingredients.
- Line a baking sheet with foil and butter or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a microwave safe bowl, mix sugar, Karo corn syrup, and salt. Cook in the microwave oven (100% power) for about 4 minutes, or just until amber colored.
- Remove the candy from the oven (it's very hot, be very careful) and add the peanuts; cook about l to 2 minutes longer.
- Remove it from oven add the margarine, baking soda, and vanilla all at once, and mix thoroughly and spread it out on the prepared baking sheet, ( this sets up quickly).
- Cool, then break the peanut brittle into pieces and put in a container with tight-fitting lid.
Candy's Note: "My microwave is 1000 watts, so I really don't leave my brittle in too long. I make this all the time - it is very easy and delicious. I usually take the margarine, baking soda, and vanilla and put it together in a bowl, so I can work quickly with it. I also spray my pan in advance, so that it will be ready for me."