I’ve had this post half-written for almost a week now, but instead of scrambling to finish it in a timely fashion, I choose to kick back and celebrate with my Mr. 5 and my family.
Though it has already come and gone, I just want to take the opportunity to wish you all a very merry, and belated, Christmas!
Hope the day was everything you hoped it to be, and you made lots of wonderful memories with your loved ones and found some special goodies under the tree!
Peanut Brittle has been a part of my Christmas experience for many-a-year. Growing up, we didn’t live in a neighborhood exactly, nor did we live out in the country. We had one neighbor, a wonderful older couple, Bill and Catherine, who lived across the street and were like surrogate grandparents to my sister and me.
Every Christmas, Bill would stop over with a big box full of delicious homemade candies that he whipped up himself. The box had divinity, peanut brittle, fudge, and I’m sure other confections which slip my mind at the moment. He instilled an appreciation and love of homemade candy that I didn’t really explore until I became an adult.
Also, my dad really likes peanut brittle. That kind of helped me look into making it, too.
This isn’t his recipe, but I make this peanut brittle with Christmas memories of Bill’s candy in mind.
1 C sugar
1/2 C corn syrup
1/4 C water
1/4 tsp salt
1 C raw peanuts
2 TBSP butter, softened
1 tsp baking soda