Microwave Peanut- Brittle 3

Course : Candy
Serves: 1
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1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1 dash salt
2 cups raw peanuts
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preparation / Directions:

Place sugar, corn syrup, water, salt and peanuts in 2 quart microproof bowl or casserole. Cook on High (maximum power) for 5 minutes, then stir. Cook on High (maximum power) for 13 to 15 minutes or until syrup separates into threads. This is the hard-crack stage or 300 degrees on a candy thermometer. Check temperature with thermometer several times during the last few minutes. (Do not leave thermometer in oven while cooking. ) Stir in butter, baking soda and vanilla just until light and bubbly. Pour onto buttered cookie sheet. Spread. Cool and break into pieces. Makes 1 1/4 pounds. Note: You may use either light or dark corn syrup. The color of the peanut brittle will differ, but both are delicious.

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