We're making peanut brittle for neighbor gifts this year. This is our family recipe for microwave peanut brittle that's quick and easy to make and tastes delicious. (Great for last minute gifts, too!)
1 1/2 cups salted dry roasted peanuts
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 Tbs. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
Grease a glass dish or baking sheet and set aside (we used greased wax paper in the bottom of a large glass brownie dish).
In a glass bowl, combine peanuts, sugar and corn syrup. Cook in microwave 6-7 minutes, mixture should be bubbly and peanuts brown.
Mix in butter and vanilla. Cook in microwave 2-3 minutes more.
Working quickly, add baking soda and stir until just foamy. Pour onto prepared sheet and spread
Let cool 15 minutes or until set. Break apart and store in airtight container.
Notes: Even though my daughter, 10, makes this recipe, I'd recommend adults try it the first time. The glass bowl coming out of the microwave is extremely hot and you need to work very quickly to get the peanut brittle into the prepared pan. Having all the ingredients on hand and ready to go is the key to success here.