Chocolate Peanut Brittle
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + cooling
Makesabout 1-1/4 pounds
- 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
- 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.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts1 ounce-weight: 139 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.
Jan 4, 2018
VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen I don't think so. The 4 minute cook time is not correct. The sugar and corn syrup BURNED and turned black and hard under 3 minutes. I cut my finger on the sharp edge of the burnt sugar, corn syrup breaking it out of the bowl.Really Taste Of Home? I thought you tested this.........This is a complete FAIL
Dec 22, 2012
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!