Introduction: Edible Chemistry From the Microwave!
With this instructable you can do some semi-complex chemistry in your very own kitchen with this simple recipe MICROWAVE Peanut Brittle. It's delicious, simple, and educational! If you don't like learning, ignore the science part, because this is fun and DELICIOUS!
Warning: WILL CONTAIN NUTS! (duh!)
Step 1: Ingredients
You Will Need:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup (preferably light)
1 cup raw peanuts
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Step 2: Step 2
Combine the sugar, corn syrup, peanuts, and salt in a 2 quart microwavable bowl. Sorry, no picture of adding salt.
Step 3: Step 3
Microwave this on high for 8 minutes. Take it out half way through (4 minutes) to stir and put it back, stirring afterwords. Add butter.
Step 4: Step 4
Microwave again for 2 minutes (on High) and add the baking soda and vanilla. Stir until light and foamy.
Step 5: Step 5
Spread you mixture on a BUTTERED Cookie sheet as thinly as you can. Be sure to soak your bowl in warm (and preferably soapy) water to make it easier to clean.
The Science: The baking soda reacts with the other ingredients to harden it.
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