Dixie Peanut Brittle
- 1 1/2 cups raw shelled peanuts, skins on
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup
light corn syrup
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Combine peanuts, sugar, syrup and salt in a 2 -1/2 quart microwave safe
- For a 700 watt oven: Microwave 4 minutes on HIGH; stir, microwave
4 minutes longer on HIGH POWER.
- Stir in butter and vanilla extract. Microwave 2 minutes longer on HIGH.
- For a 1200 watt oven: Microwave 4 minutes on 60% power; stir, microwave
4 minutes longer on 60% power.
- Stir in butter and vanilla extract. Microwave 1 minute longer on 60% power.
- Add baking soda and quickly stir until light and foamy.
- Immediately pour onto lightly greased baking sheet; spread to 1/4 inch thickness.
- When cool, break into pieces.
- Store in airtight container.
Prep Time: 5 Min.
Cook Time: 10 Min.
Any cooking time adjustments necessary for lower or higher watt ovens must
be made BEFORE adding baking soda.
Reprinted with permission from
Virginia-Carolina Peanut Promotions.