Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Daddy's Peanut Brittle


It's just not Christmas without Daddy's peanut brittle. He makes it every year, so that he can take it to people he visits from church. This is one of the ways that Daddy says he likes you. If you get some, you must be special!

Daddy's Microwave Peanut Brittle

In a large microwave-safe bowl, add:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup white Karo syrup
1 cup raw peanuts

Microwave on high for 4 minutes.
(If using cooked peanuts, add 1 cup cooked peanuts now.)
Stir.

Microwave on high for 2.5 to 3 minutes.
Add:
1 tsp butter (Daddy uses 1 tbsp!)
1 tsp vanilla

Stir.
Microwave on high for 1 minute.
Add:
1 tsp baking soda

Mix well.
Pour onto cookie sheet sprayed with Pam (or use a silicone mat). Allow to cool, then break into pieces.
Cooking times may need to be adjusted for your microwave. Using different kinds of nuts may require adding the nuts later in the cooking cycle.

I hope you enjoy the peanut brittle. We sure do!

4 comments:

Carrie said...

MMmmmmmm!!! My Dad loves peanut brittle too! This might inspire me to make some for him for christmas!! That would make his day!! Great pictures!!

Cassandra said...

Thanks, Carrie. Dad took that picture. (He told me not to be greedy, I only get one, lol.)

Gluti Girl said...

My daughter's been bugging me to make some peanut brittle. I'm going to have to get busy. It looks so good!

Cassandra said...

Oh, definitely make her some. And you will have some to share with friends (provided you two don't snarf it all yourselves - that's why we make huge batches, lol).