Fragile Microwave Peanut Recipe

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The brittle microwave peanut may be the easiest thing you'll do all month. Staying away from that … now that's another story. Every golden bite is fluffy, nutty, and gloriously addictive.

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Most people think making candy is difficult, but the only thing difficult about making this brittle peanut recipe is not eating it all at once.

Perfectly roasted brittle peanuts should taste like honeycomb, sponge candy, or fairy food. It should break when you break it and melt in your mouth. That is exactly what this recipe is. It never burns nor is it bitter.

However, the best fragile microwave peanut recipe is never without some tips and tricks, some of which are pretty cool, so you can make it over and over again.

Fragile Microwave Peanut Ingredients:

  • Granulated sugar. Normal white sugar works great, but there's a variation for brittle brown sugar peanuts below.
  • Light corn syrup. Corn syrup is an essential ingredient in candy making, responsible for making crack brittle.
  • Misery. Salty or without salt. Raw peanuts are also good.
  • Butter. A little butter contributes to the rich flavor.
  • Vanilla.
  • Sodium bicarbonate. Making peanuts brittle without baking soda may not give you the results you're looking for, so go back to the store!

What does baking soda do for peanut brittle?

Adding baking soda to hot sugar syrup produces many tiny air bubbles that give caramel the porous, honeycomb texture it is famous for. It is also more delicate, making it easier to bite.

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How to Make Microwave Peanut Brittle:

This recipe produces about a pound of brittle. It can be difficult to make two batches of it, so if you want more, make assembly-line style batches.

Be prepared, because making the peanuts brittle in the microwave moves quite fast.

  1. First, line a parchment baking sheet or lightly butter. At this stage, to facilitate cleaning, cover the container to be used with non-stick spray, as well as the spoon or spatula with which to stir.
  2. Then mix the sugar and corn syrup; It will be stiff. Microwave at HIGH power for 4 minutes.
  3. Then add the peanuts and microwave on HIGH power until the image is light golden. Keep an eye on him during this crucial stage. In most microwaves, this could take 3-5 minutes.
  4. Then add butter and vanilla and microwave on HIGH until peanuts are lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  5. Now comes the fun part! Add the baking soda. The mixture will become very foamy and lighten in color.
  6. Quickly pour the hot mixture onto the prepared skillet and tilt the skillet to one side and then to the other so that the brittle extends.
  7. Let cool for 30 minutes before breaking into pieces.

Why was my brittle peanut hard?

Oh no! When you don't cook the candies long enough, the brittle never reaches the crack stage, making it sticky and chewy.

Be sure to cook the brittle until it reaches a light caramel color, before adding the baking soda.

Tips for the best brittle peanut microwave:

  • Grease the pan. Butter a baking sheet or cover it with parchment so the fragile one doesn't stick.
  • Make fine brittle. Heat the pan in the oven for a few minutes; This helps the fragile extension spread quickly before it cools down. Once you pour it, just tilt the tray so the brittle hot spreads naturally. It is easier to bite, and it makes more pieces.
  • Whatever you do, don't help him along with a spatula; just let it flow like lava.
  • Make cleaning a breeze. Spray bowl and spoon or spatula with a nonstick spray before using; It will make the hot brittle less sticky and make cleaning a little easier.
  • Wear the right equipment. Hot sugar can be dangerous, so be careful. Be sure to use a high-quality microwave-safe glass or microwave container when making the peanut brittle, as the container can become very hot during cooking. A 2-handle Pyrex measuring bowl with a single handle works well, too, so you can handle it with one hand and scrape candy with the other.
  • Not all microwaves behave the same. 1100 volts, 1200 volts, each microwave is a little different. Some cooks use an older (weaker) model just to make the peanut brittle!

If you are unsure and would prefer to watch it, microwave it in 2 or 3 minute increments and just keep an eye on it! Do this until the caramel is light brown before adding the baking soda.

Delicious brittle variations of microwave peanuts:

  • Brittle chocolate peanuts. Sprinkle a layer of semi-sweet chips as soon as you pour the brittle hot over the pan. Then wait a minute for the potatoes to melt and gently spread the chocolate on the surface. Amazing!
  • Microwave peanuts brittle with brown sugar. Some readers love to pour a little brown sugar into the crisp recipe. Feel free to add 1/4 cup extra brown sugar to the recipe if you like an extra deep flavor.
  • Microwave brittle peanuts without corn syrup. Unfortunately, there is no good recipe for a brittle microwave peanut that does not require corn syrup.

It's possible to make a caramel-style hard candy using lots of nuts, but corn syrup is key in your favorite brittle peanut.

How is brittle peanuts stored?

What is left is stored either between layers of parchment or waxed paper, sealed in an airtight container or in a nice cookie tin.

How long can you keep the peanuts brittle?

This is the perfect candy recipe that will last up to two months!

What kind of nuts do you use for brittle peanuts?

Salted peanuts are most people's favorite, but you can also use cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts, or walnuts.

The brittle microwave peanut may be the easiest thing you'll do all month. Staying away from that … now that's another story. Every bite of gold is fluffy, nutty, and gloriously addictive.

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, wax paper, or a silicone mat. In a microwave-safe deep bowl, combine sugar and corn syrup. Mix well and microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes.
  • Add peanuts and microwave on HIGH until mixture is light brown, about 3 to 5 minutes more.
  • Add butter and vanilla until combined. Microwave on HIGH until peanuts are lightly browned, about 1 to 2 minutes more.
  • Add baking soda until mixture is light and frothy. Pour into prepared skillet and chill 30 minutes. Break into pieces to serve and store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Yield: about 1 pound.


Calories :: 188kcal

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