Chocolate Peanut Brittle Recipe
- 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
- 1. Grease a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan and a metal spatula; set aside.
- 2. 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).
- 3. 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. Yield: about 1-1/4 pounds.
1 ounce-weight: 139 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
Reviews for Chocolate Peanut Brittle
"I did the 4 minutes and it came out burnt and very dark brown. It immediately got hard and I'm still soaking the container. Obviously, the timing is incorrect! If I would have cooked it another 3 minutes as stated it would have been cement!"