My family loves sweets especially at the holidays. A go to treat this time of year is a peanut brittle recipe (made in the microwave) from Emilie Barnes book "The Twelve Teas of Christmas."
This is an easy recipe.
1 cup of peanuts
1 cup of sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white corn syrup
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Stir peanuts, sugar and salt; add corn syrup in a 1 1/2 quart glass bowl. Microwave on high 7-8 minutes; stir well after 4 minutes. At the end of 7-8 minutes add butter and vanilla. Blend well. Return to microwave for 1-2 minutes more. Remove from microwave and add baking soda. Stir until light and foamy. Pour immediately onto greased cookie sheet. Cool 30-60 minutes. Break into pieces and store in airtight container!
It makes a yummy gift for teachers, neighbors, friends, and your family. Well, only if they like sugary, yummy, nutty goodness.
Did I mention I added semi sweet chocolate to the top?
It's good - I'm just saying....