I always make toffee candy for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but have never tried making peanut brittle before. The past several days I've thought about making a batch as I love the stuff. I bought a big bag of raw peanuts at the grocery store and spent yesterday afternoon shelling the nuts as I watched a movie.
I searched the internet for a recipe and my goodness; there are so many and all different. I watched a few video's on you tube, picked a recipe and decided today I would make a batch.
My peanut brittle came out great.
So yummy. I must admit I was a little over zealous whacking a big, metal spoon to crack the brittle into pieces.
I ended up with lots of small pieces. My diet went out the window this afternoon as I snacked on the little brittle bits off and on since my candy was cooled.
little bits of brittle that I've been snacking on.
I have a batch of chocolate fudge made. I want to make a batch of toffee and a batch of penuche fudge which is my favorite. Every recipe I look at is different. So, now to decide which recipe to try.
I still need to do my baking. I've finish my Christmas shopping, worked out a menu for Christmas dinner that I will cook at my parents for our family. With my mom's Alzheimer's advancing it is easier to have the holiday meals at their house than for my mom to go out.
Gotta run, it's back to wrapping presents. I love Christmas shopping but dislike the wrapping especially when the cats try to help.
p.s..12/17/2013...figures, today at Walmart I found in the baking aisle a bag of shelled raw peanuts.