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    While I have been putting together a Piedmont Pan I have been making microwave peanut brittle but I would like to substitute Splenda for the sugar. Would anyone have a recipe for micro waving peanut brittle using Splenda as a sub for sugar?

    Val

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    I don't believe you can use regular Splenda in peanut brittle. I've seen comments in some cooking forums that doing so will produce a thick syrup, but not brittle.

    There is a recipe for regular peanut brittle (not microwaved) on the Splenda website that uses Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking:

    Peanut Brittle using Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking

    "Peanut Brittle

    Take the guess-work out of candy making. Use a candy thermometer.

    Makes: 24 servings
    Preparation Time: 20 minutes
    Cook Time: 35 minutes

    1 cup SPLENDAź Sugar Blend for Baking
    1 cup light corn syrup
    1/4 cup butter
    1/2 cup water
    2 1/2 cups unsalted peanuts
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda, sifted

    1. BUTTER a jellyroll pan or a slab of marble. Set aside.
    2. COMBINE SPLENDAź Sugar Blend for Baking, corn syrup, butter, and water in a heavy 2 quart saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until SPLENDAź Sugar Blend for Baking dissolves and mixture begins to boil. Reduce temperature to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, until candy thermometer reaches 275° F. (about 20 minutes). Add peanuts and continue cooking until candy thermometer reaches 295° F. (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat and quickly sprinkle baking soda over mixture, stirring until blended. Pour into prepared pan or marble slab, spreading thinly. Cool and break into bite-size pieces. Store in an air-tight container."


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    Thanks Rusty, I'll give this recipe a try.

    Val

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