Thursday, December 2, 2010

Food Storage Holiday Gift: Peanut Brittle

Here's another idea for a gift you can make for your neighbors and friends using food storage items.

Ingredients: oil, vanilla, dry roasted peanuts, corn syrup, baking soda and sugar

Start by spraying your baking sheet with cooking spray. And please tell me that everyone's pans look like this?

Mix the peanuts, sugar and corn syrup in a microwave safe bowl.

Stir to combine. It won't mix completely and that's okay. Pop it in the microwave for 6-7 minutes. I did 6 minutes.

Be SUPER careful when you pull it out of the microwave. The bowl will be very hot.

Stir it up and add the oil.

And the vanilla. Pop it back in the microwave for another two minutes.

When you pull it out this time, add the baking powder.

It will foam and bubble as you mix it up.

Pour it quickly onto the tray and let it cool.

When it's all cool

Break it into buttery pieces with your fingers.

Delicious peanut brittle all from food storage!

It would be cute wrapped in a cellophane bag or in these cute holiday Tupperware you can find in the stores right now.

More holiday gift ideas from food storage here.

Microwave Oven Peanut Brittle
adapted from the Allrecipes.com recipe here

1.5 cups dry roasted peanuts
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 pinch of salt
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda

Grease a baking sheet and set aside. In a glass bowl, combine the peanuts, sugar, corn syrup and salt. Cook in microwave for 6-7 minutes on high (700w); mixture should be bubbly and peanuts browned. Stir in oil and vanilla; cook 2-3 minutes longer.

Quickly stir in baking soda, just until mixture is foamy. Pour immediately onto greased baking sheet. Let cool 15 minutes or until set. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.


SarahJane said...

I love microwave nut brittle. It is so yummy. The last couple years I've made Almond brittle which is a nice twist on a favorite.

Michelle said...

That looks amazing. I'll have try it this weekend. One thing I love about having food storage is that I can try out recipes I see online without having to pick up anything from the store!

kdonat said...

One of the first microwave recipes I made back in the early 70's was cashew brittle out of a Southern Living Microwave book. It disappeared so fast, I made it every night for a week.