Twelve Days of Christmas
Hello, Folks! We will celebrate this holiday season with a “Twelve Days of Christmas” tribute to my favorite candy/treats that my family and I love to make each Christmas. Check back for the next 2 days or Days 1 through 9 to see a new recipe and find something that you like and will share with your family.
Today’s recipe is an old-fashioned favorite, and most folks remember it as a church fundraiser: Peanut Brittle.
I love Peanut Brittle almost as much I love Peanut Patties, and my Uncle Lonnie also shared this recipe with me. What is so great about this recipe is that it was designed for the microwave back in the early 80’s.
Back then you could change the power of the microwave based on what you were cooking. So when I got this recipe from my uncle and made it according to his original instructions from 30 years ago, I burned my first batch I ever made. I had to tweak the times some to get it right and ended up shaving about 4 mins off the entire cook time.
Peanut Brittle is a timeless classic, and now this microwaveable recipe brings that back in such a simple way. In less than 8 minutes, you can have a plate of Peanut Brittle and be ready to kick back and snack the rest of the day.
Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments, and if you have any questions, please comment as well.
Hope you enjoy this as much as my family has.
- 1 cup Sugar
- ½ cup Karo syrup
- 1 cup Raw Peanuts
- 1 tsp Butter
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- Combine sugar and Karo in a microwaveable bowl.
- Cover with plastic wrap.
- Microwave for 3 minutes.
- Add peanuts and cover and microwave for 3 more minutes.
- Add butter and vanilla and microwave for 1 minute and 45 seconds.
- Add baking soda and gently stir until the mixture changes color.
- Then pour into a lightly greased cookie sheet. Let cool and then break apart.
Christmas dinner is more than sweet treats, so I will smoke a Turducken, a traditional South Louisiana specialty, and share that with you sometime soon.