Dixie Peanut Brittle (Microwave Oven Method)

  • 1-1/2 cup 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 extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Combine peanuts, sugar, syrup, and salt in a 1-1/2 quart microwave safe container. Cook 8 minutes on high in microwave oven stirring well after 4 minutes. Stir in butter and vanilla. Microwave 2 minutes* longer on high. 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. Makes about 1 pound. *Cooking time may vary with ovens.


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