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Dixie Peanut Brittle (Microwave Method)
Courtesy of Virginia-Carolina Peanut Promotions
Prep Time: 5 Min.
Cook Time: 10 Min.
What you need:
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+ 1 1/2 c. raw shelled peanuts, skins on
+ 1 c. granulated sugar
+ 1/2 c. light corn syrup
+ 1/8 tsp. salt
+ 1 tsp. butter
+ 1 tsp. vanilla extract
+ 1 tsp. baking soda
What to do:
1. Combine peanuts, sugar, syrup, and salt in a 2 -1/2 quart microwave safe container.
2. For a 700 watt oven: Microwave 4 min. on HIGH POWER; stir, microwave 4 min. longer on HIGH POWER. Stir in butter and vanilla. Microwave 2 min. longer on HIGH POWER.
For a 1200 watt oven: Microwave 4 min. on 60 PERCENT POWER; stir, microwave 4 min. longer on 60 PERCENT POWER. Stir in butter and vanilla. Microwave 1 min. longer on 60 PERCENT POWER.
3. ***Add baking soda and quickly stir until light and foamy. Immediately pour onto lightly greased baking sheet; spread to 1/4 in. thickness. When cool, break into pieces. Store in airtight container.
***Note: Any cooking time adjustments necessary for lower or higher watt ovens must be made BEFORE adding baking soda.
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