Microwave Peanut Brittle
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups Spanish peanuts
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 teaspoon baking soda
In a 2 1/2-quart, microwave safe
mixing bowl combine sugar, corn
syrup, water and salt; stir well.
Cook uncovered on high (100 percent
power) for 5 minutes. Stir in
peanuts and cook uncovered 3 to 5
minutes until syrup reaches the
hard crack stage and is lightly
golden in color. (The hard crack
stage is achieved when a little
candy syrup dropped into ice water
separates into hard, brittle threads.)
Remove from the microwave oven;
stir in butter or margarine
and baking soda. Pour mixture onto
an oiled baking sheet, spreading to
a 1/4-inch thickness.
When cool, break into pieces and
store in airtight container.
Makes 1 pound.
Source: The Sugar Associaion in The Item newspaper,
of Sumter, SC, Wednesday, April 22, 1992.