This is the first brittle I've made in forever, and while it's a little on the pale side, I can't stop eating it. I texted a picture to Brett (still at work) to tell him he needs to get home ASAP if he wants any.
The thing is, it's super easy to make - just do a Google search for "microwave brittle" and you'll get great results. The biggest factor is microwave wattage -just keep an eye on the microwave the whole time it's cooking because you don't want to overdo it. A little underdone is just a matter of how richly flavored the batch is. Overdone and you'll stink up your house and ruin some potentially pricey ingredients - especially if you get crazy and venture off the peanut path and try cashews, macadamias, pistachio, etc.
Which is just what I think I'll need to do real soon. And maybe some dried cranberries too - then I can pretend it's healthy. Hmm. And there's the chocolate option - letting chocolate melt on top of the hot brittle...
I'm gonna need to get some more sugar and nuts real soon!