Well, that shows what I know, because Microwave Peanut Brittle is awesome! It takes literally 9 minutes of cooking time, during which you have to stir it twice. That's 9 minutes in which you're free to do the dishes, dance around the kitchen, compulsively check your email a dozen times, or spontaneously compose a song called "I'm So Happy I'm Not Stirring Boiling Sugar Right Now." Compare this work load to regular peanut brittle, which involves quite a lot of stirring, and a lot of time, and a lot of candy thermometer-ing...it's exhausting.
It's not all fun and games, however. I still advise you to stretch out the brittle once it cools slightly, so it gets really thin and, well, brittle. But you could technically skip that step and still have a very respectable peanut brittle on your hands, for very little work. Just make sure I get a cut of the profits when "I'm So Happy I'm Not Stirring Boiling Sugar Right Now" goes platinum.
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