Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Toothsome Tuesday

Peanut Brittle, yum! my Mother-in-law used to make this every Christmas so when I saw a jar of peanuts on sale I thought, "Hey, I'll be an awesome Mom and make a batch of Christmas Peanut Brittle."

I came home with the jar of peanuts, Adorable Hubby opened the jar, he grabbed a handful, #7 saw Dad eating peanuts, "I loves nuts Daddy!" cute smile. #7 ate a handful of nuts.

"Hey I love those can I have some?" # 6 got a handful of nuts.

"Uh, Dad, where did #7 and #6 get nuts?" #5 got a handful of nuts.

I stepped in at that point, I could see the writing on the jar.

After school rolled around, #'s 1, 2, 3 and 4 plus #I really ought to move in cause I'm here so much, showed up. They each had a handful of nuts. They have very big hands.

Adorable Hubby finished the last handful.

It's late Wednesday night I'm giving you an untried recipe. Maybe tomorrow I'll get more nuts and try again.

Ingredients

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1 cup sugar

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1/2 cup light corn syrup

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1 1/2 cups dry roasted peanuts

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1 tablespoon butter

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1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  • Butter baking sheet.
  • Combine corn syrup and sugar in mixing bowl. Microwave on high for 3 minutes, stir and place back in the microwave for an additional 2 minutes on high.
  • Stir in peanuts and microwave on high for 4 minutes or until mixture becomes a golden brown.
  • Add vanilla and butter, stirring until butter is completely melted. Microwave for 1 minute.
  • Remove from microwave and stir in baking soda.
  • Quickly spread out evenly on greased baking sheet.
  • Let cool completely and then break into small pieces to serve.

2 comments:

Mummy McTavish said...

Mmmmm, bring some peanuts when you come!

Ashley Weis said...

Cute. Never tried that before...

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