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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Microwave Peanut Brittle

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     Thanks to a little bit of snow on Sunday, it's starting to feel a bit more Christmasy around here in Rexburg, Idaho.  Most of the students from the college went home last week for Christmas break and things seem much more quiet especially on and around campus.
     However, despite the fact that nearly half the population of the city returned to their families throughout the country, things have been very busy and exciting here at Basic Living.  So many have come in to pick up food storage, emergency kits, Bosch Universals and other things for their loved ones this Christmas season.  We are glad to see more people taking an interest in emergency preparedness and are thrilled to be able to help.  We are grateful for all who come by the store or our online store.  And together with our gratitude, we also wish you a very Merry Christmas!

This week we are giving out Peanut Brittles at the store.  It's a very simple recipe (very delicious, too!) and we hope that those who can't make it to the store would try this in their homes.  Enjoy!

Image of Peanuts
Image by Grant Cochrane
Microwave Peanut Brittle

  • 1 1/2 cup     Dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/2    cup     Light corn syrup
  • 1       Tbsp.  Butter
  • 1       Tbsp.  Baking Soda
  • 1       cup     White sugar
  • 1       pinch  Salt (Optional)
  • 1       tsp.     Vanilla
Grease a baking sheet, and set aside.  In a glass bowl, combine peanuts, sugar, corn syrup, and salt.  Cook in microwave for 6 to 7 minutes on high (700 Watts).  Mixture should be bubbly and peanuts browned.  Stir in butter and vanilla.  Cook 2 to 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.  

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