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Friday Feast | A Son's Favorite Treat

Welcome back to Friday Feast in the Tavern! I'm really trying to treasure every day of the season. But can anyone tell me why the days are zipping by at such an alarming speed? Do I need to halt everything and just do nothing? Watch the raindrops fall gracefully down the windows? Read another Christmas story? Or spend more time in the kitchen baking? The last one might see me pack on the 35 pounds I lost this year, haha! Thankfully, I get out and exercise daily, regardless of the weather. Even when it was a foggy, chilly 46 degrees the other morning, I was biking through the neighborhood.


Yet I've digressed. Back to the topic for the week. Today's recipe is all about this delicious candy. It's a favorite of my son's and once, I forgot to make it for Christmas. Gasp! I felt awful after he reminded me. I don't recall what was going on in my life (most likely a new book release), but when he hugged me goodbye after a visit, he asked what happened to the Peanut Brittle.


This is such an easy peasy recipe to make. Though it does require a microwave. It's one I got from my mom years ago. I hope you enjoy it as much as my son.


I'll never forget to make your special candy, Nick! Hugs!



Peanut Brittle


Ingredients

1 cup sugar

½ cup White Corn Syrup

1 cup roasted salted Peanuts

1 teaspoon salted butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon baking soda


Directions

Grease a large sheet pan with butter.


In a 2-quart bowl, stir together sugar and corn syrup. Microwave on high for 3 minutes.

Stir in peanuts and then microwave for another 3 minutes until mixture is light brown.

Add butter and vanilla, and blend well (Be careful. Mixture will be hot). Microwave for 1 minute.

Add baking soda and stir until foamy.

Quickly pour into prepared pan.

Let cool completely and then break into pieces.