Thursday, January 08, 2015


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!


Sue said...

Oh, that looks good.
And here I am trying to NOT gain my usual 20 pounds over winter.
Cranberries to make it healthy? Naughty! LOL!

Sherry said...

I've never made or had homemade brittle. Looks good!

Jeph said...

Peanut brittle in the microwave is sooooooo easy - assuming you've a big enough glass bowl and silicone spatula. This is not the time for an old rubber spatula (melted one once).