The holidays are a fun time of year, as well as a tasty one, and I make some of my favorite dishes for my family for Christmas. I’m going to share one of my favorite holiday recipes today on my friend Toni’s blog (and for more great Christmas recipes, visit my site Penelope’s Oasis).
One of my favorite holiday treats is Christmas Peanut Brittle, a sweet and nutty snack that children love. The combination of sweet and salty make it a favorite for many people, and it’s so easy to make as well. Your children can help you to make (and eat) it, and peanut brittle makes a great treat to give as a gift. Simply put some bricks of peanut brittle on a pretty tray or dish, wrap with colorful cellophane paper and tie with a bow, and voila, a great gift for neighbors and hosts.
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups peanuts
- 1 cup white corn syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil and add sugar and white corn syrup. Boil until it spins a thread.
- Add peanuts and cook until golden brown. Remove from heat.
- Stir in butter, baking soda, and vanilla and quickly spread mixture onto two greased cookie sheets.
- Chill peanut brittle for at least one hour before breaking apart.
It’s very tasty and sweet, and because of how rich and sweet it is I only make this around Christmas time. I hope you enjoy it and love it as much as we do. Happy holidays!
*Thank you Penelope for sharing this recipe and guest post with my readers. I will definitely be trying it out here in my home. ~Toni