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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Peanut Brittle

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....


Joy said...

That looks delicious!

Brenda said...

Hey that sounds great. I will try it this week. Thanks for sharing!
I baked banana nut bread today and plan to post the recipe. Sounds like we were up to the same thing.

Becky K. said...

I never made it to the dessert table today....was there some there?

Tracy said...

I love love peanut brittle!! I'll try this recipe for sure!


  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We spent Saturday, doing things around the house, and then we swam. Kyle and Sarah left after that...