Dixie Peanut Brittle - Microwave Oven Method


  • 1 1/2 cup raw shelled Virginia type peanuts, skins on
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup


In a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish, stir together peanuts, sugar, syrup and salt. 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 out very thin. When cool, break into small pieces. Store in airtight container.

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