This was AWESOME! I have to say I did burn my first batch but then went back and read the reviews and my second batch was PERFECT! The following is a synopsis of the tricks I learned from the other reviews:
Get everything measured and ready before you get started as the candy sets up quickly in between steps and when done. I did alter the recipe using 1 tablespoon and not one teaspoon butter and some extra peanuts as well. Use cooking spray or butter on the lip of your glass bowl and spatula to help with clean up. Use the times posted in this recipe for a 700 watt microwave. For my microwave which is 1100 watts, I used 3 min, then 2 1/2 min then 1 min. You still may need to adjust according to how your microwave cooks. The candy should start browning at the end of the second bout in the microwave. Heating the pan you intend to spread the brittle in beforehand is helpful so it doesn't solidify too quickly (and this recipe does ONLY make about 1/2 a cookie sheet full). If you need to spread it a little, just tilt the pan from side to side. If it still isn't thin enough, after the edges cool just a little bit, lift edges with your fingers and gently pull it outward. Be careful with the glass bowl you cooked in - wait til it cools some before you put it in the sink or it will shatter. Just soak in really warm soapy water for about 5 minutes and it will clean right up. I LOVE this recipe and plan to use it over and over!
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This was AWESOME! I have to say I did burn my first batch but then went back and read the...