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Chocolate Peanut Brittle

Our home economists prepare this brittle in the microwave. So it's easy enough for anyone to make!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 1-1/4 pounds

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Grease a 15x10x1-in. pan and a metal spatula; set aside.
  • In a 2-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar and corn syrup. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4 minutes; stir. Cook 3 minutes longer. Stir in peanuts and butter. Microwave for 30-60 seconds or until mixture turns a light amber color (mixture will be very hot).
  • Quickly stir in cocoa, baking soda and vanilla until combined. Immediately pour into prepared pan; spread with the metal spatula. Cool before breaking into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

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