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Microwave Peanut Brittle

Travels well and makes a great gift.
  1. 1 cup salted peanuts, pecans or cashews 250 mL
  2. 1 cup granulated sugar 250 mL
  3. 1⁄2 cup corn syrup 125 mL
  4. Pinch salt
  5. 1 tsp butter 5 mL
  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract 5 mL
  7. 1 tsp baking soda 5 mL
  1. Stir first four ingredients together in an 8-cup (2 L) measuring cup or very large microwave-safe bowl. Cook on high for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir well. Cook for 4 more minutes. Stir in butter and vanilla. Cook for 1 minute more. Add baking soda and gently stir until light and foamy. Spread mixture quickly on lightly greased cookie sheet. Cool for an hour. Break into pieces. Makes about 3 dozen pieces.
  1. This classic recipe was created about 25 years ago. It's just as delicious as it was then, but some microwaves may be more powerful than they used to be. Watch all stages carefully to make sure it doesn't burn!
The Best of Bridge

This recipe is available in the book Best of Bridge Holiday Classics.

This recipe is available in the book The Complete Best of Bridge Cookbooks Volume Two.

This recipe is available in the book The Rest of the Best and More.