Microwave Peanut Brittle - yep that's how I do it every Christmas. My recipe is exactly the same as this one on Pam Anderson's food blog (her books are great too). Only difference is that I use unsalted roasted peanuts.
Guest Chef Pam Anderson shares this classic from her book "Perfect One-Dish Dinners": Roasted Almond and Cream Cheese-Stuffed Green Olives. The mixture of textures and tastes in these stuffed olives—creamy, nutty, crunchy, and briny—keeps guests coming back for more. Covered and refrigerated, these hors d’oeuvres can be made several hours ahead.