Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Mrs.D's Peanut Brittle

Alright, so I know I said I wasn't going to post again before Christmas, but I just had to share this with you. I recently went through my recipe box to decide on all my Christmas baking and decided to make peanut brittle. I apparently have had this recipe since I was in grade 8, as that is what I wrote on the recipe card, (we won't go into how long ago that was!) I am no longer sure who gave me the recipe, possibly Ted McCarty's mom, but I'm not positive!! So Ted, if this is so, and you see this post by some freakish cosmic coincidence, step forward and claim your fame!! Anyways, I made this tonight and I forgot how good it was, and how quick and easy. So here is the recipe, wish I had a downloadable one for you but my skills are not that advanced on here yet, so you'll just have to write it out or select and print. Here are the ingredients:

1c white sugar
1/2 c white syrup
1c salted peanuts
1tsp butter
1tsp vanilla
1tsp baking soda

In a 1 1/2qt casserole dish, mix the sugar and syrup.
Microwave on high for three minutes. Stir in peanuts.
Microwave on high for another three minutes.
Remove and add 1 tsp butter and 1 tsp vanilla.
(This will bubble up alot at first, but give it a second and then stir it in.)
Return to microwave for an additional minute.
Remove from heat and add 1 tsp baking soda.
Stir gently until well mixed, but don't take too long as this will start to set up quickly.
Just make sure to mix it thoroughly.
(If you don't when you break it up you
will find pockets of baking soda that weren't mixed in.)
Pour onto a lightly buttered cookie sheet and place in fridge to cool.
Turn onto wooden cutting board and break into pieces.

(I use a sharp knife and a gentle stabbing motion!! Great for stress relief at this time of year as well hehe) I didn't actually measure it, but it looked to be that it made about 3 - 4 cups. Three cups for sure with a handful left over. I wrapped small portions in wax paper and then in a really sparkly cellophane with a custom tag and it looks pretty good. And the best part is, it's really good and literally only takes about 10 minutes to make. Impressive huh!!

Anyways, I'll say it again just in case I don't post again before Christmas, Merry Christmas to everyone out there, have a safe and happy holiday!!


"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

This recipe looks simple enough to try and yummy too. I'll have to get some peanuts and try it!

Happy New Year!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Mmmmmm Yummy!

Hope you had a great Christmas!

Annette said...

I'm glad to see you figured out the book thing in the side column. You'll have to post what you thought after you're done with Twilight!

Beware the few racy photos...thought it was worth it to see all the other ones!