Peanut Brittle, a family favorite at Christmastime, can now be made easily in the microwave in about 7 1/2 minutes.
This recipe is designed for an 1100-1200 watt microwave.
If your microwave is 700-800 watts, then follow the separate instructions provided with the recipe instructions.
The peanuts should be dry, raw peanuts (not roasted). I generally use spanish peanuts–they have the red papery skin on them. Look in the baking section of your grocery store. If you can only find baked peanuts, then the peanuts should not be added to the peanut brittle until the second timing period.
The cooking instructions are very, very simple; but read them carefully so that you can add the right ingredients at the correct time.
Do not double this recipe. Doubling does not work well.
Allow the bowl to cool before cleaning. The hot bowl will shatter if placed in water, especially cool or cold water.