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Monday, December 13, 2010

Homemade Gifts #1: Peanut Brittle

Peanut brittle (recipe here) is deceptively easy hard tricky to make.  Trust me.  While I was measuring the temperature of my concoction - 300 degrees is the key, otherwise it won't set - it transformed from a light caramel to burnt umber in the blink of an eye.

I tried to sell the over-cooked batch as interestingly smoky brittle - but Ed wasn't believing it.


Oh well.  On the upside, peanut brittle has few, inexpensive ingredients and only takes a matter of minutes to make.  Put it in a pretty package, and peanut brittle makes a great gift for friends/family/co-workers.

Just remember to watch it like a hawk when its cooking.


  1. Love it!!!!! I am also an over excited crafter!

  2. Thanks Shawn!!
    And: yay crafters!

  3. Brittle is the ultimate holiday gift! :)


    I'm posting SHOUT OUTS on my blog to everyone that follows me today. I'm linking names to sites!

  4. Oooh great idea! Another welcomed yummy gift idea! Thanks for sharing.