This month I’ve talked a lot about trying to simplify things so Christmas is a time of peace not pressure. And, in that spirit, I’m offering a simple post today in this last week before Christmas, one that might make you look like a baking rock star. Here’s how you make peanut brittle in the microwave in under 10 minutes.
A few years ago at Thanksgiving I was visiting my mom and her new husband, Nelson, and I watched as he whipped up peanut brittle in the microwave while we all stood in the kitchen chatting. Shut up! No candy thermometer. No standing over the stove for an interminable time. I thought that was the only way to make this treat that seems to show up this time of year. He gladly shared his late-wife’s recipe with me and I’m so glad he did.