Monday, December 22, 2014

Microwave Peanut Brittle & Review of iKuuk Silicone Baking Mat #ad

I have found that cooking peanut brittle on the stove top can sometimes be a bit finicky and you can end up scorching your sugar if you are not careful. Making them in the microwave is much easier and doesn't seem to scorch. 

I know it's Christmas week now, and if  you haven't already made peanut brittle this recipe is simple enough that you can make up a batch and impress everyone with some homemade peanut brittle.

Microwave Peanut Brittle

1 C white sugar
1/2 C corn syrup
1 1/2 C peanuts
1 T butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda


  • Heat sugar and corn syrup in a microwave safe glass bowl for 3 minutes. Take out and stir together. Return to microwave and heat for 2 minutes more. Stir agaun.
  • Stir in peanuts and return to microwave.
  • Cook sugar mixture and peanuts for 3-5 minutes until mixture is golden brown in color.
  • Stir in butter and vanilla and return to the microwave.
  • Cook for 1 minute longer.
  • Remove from microwave and stir in baking soda (it will start to "foam" and get lighter in color.)
  • Quickly pour on to a baking sheet lined with an iKuuk silicone baking mat.
  • Allow to cool completely.
  • Break apart in to desired sized pieces.
  • Enjoy!

My Thoughts in the iKuuk Silicone Baking Mat

I love using the iKuuk Silicone Baking Mat. Usually I use a silicone mat whenever I am baking something on a baking sheet in the oven, but it also works great for making candy like peanut brittle or truffles that need to cool and set on something. Using a silicone mat under candies works fantastic and clean up is a breeze. Just take a wet dishcloth and wipe off. It saves me from having to buy wax paper, which is what I used to use under my candies. It also means I need less non-stick cooking spray when I am baking something in the oven using a silicone mat because it is non-stick without any spray.

Product Description from iKuuk

You get a 2 pack so you can keep baking without interruption.
- Fits standard (13"x18")half sheet pan. Actual size is 11 3/4" x 16 1/2", with trimmed corners, to fit perfectly without lifting or gaps.
- Highest Food Grade silicone reinforced with fiberglass mesh for durability.
- Place your iKuuK mat on your baking sheet, then place your food or project on top of the silicone mat, then bake or freeze.
- Eliminates need for oils, butter & cooking sprays.
- Great for delicate or messy projects, such as sugar art and craft clay work.
- Perfect for candy making, gluing, and BHO processing. No waste!
- Acts to even out heat so products cook more uniformly. Do not use directly on stove tops or other heating elements, such as broilers or electric oven elements.

I was sent this product for the purpose of review. No monetary compensation was recieved. All thoughts, opinions, and photographs belong to this blog.

1 comment:

Kim Chez said...

Mmmm...sounds yummy! I will definitely have to save this recipe to make sometime. I like silicon baking mats! I have one right now but would like more.