A friend of mine at work really likes peanut brittle. I gave her some last year for Christmas and this year I didn't get around to it so I decided to whip up a batch for her last week. It turned out perfectly as it always does despite the fact that I got a new microwave and its much hotter then my old one. Didn't seem to matter. I must confess that I bought a glass measuring cup (large) just for peanut brittle. I guess I figure I'll be making it a time or two from now on.
Give it a try, just make sure you are wearing oven mitts. Not kidding!
Microwave Peanut Brittle
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 cup salted peanuts
1 tsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
Butter a cookie sheet. Combine sugar and corn syrup in a 2 quart glass bowl and microwave on high for 4 minutes.
Stir in peanuts and microwave 3 1/2 minutes more.
Stir in butter and vanilla and microwave 1 1/2 minutes more.
Stir in baking soda and quickly pour onto cookie sheet.
Let harden and break into pieces.