Peanut Brittle for #ChristmasWeek #Freund

Welcome to Day #5 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting Monday, December 9th and ending Saturday, December 14th.

On the 5th day of Christmas Week my true love gave to me “Five Golden Pieces of Peanut Brittle”. Sorry that is a little crammed together and off key, but you get it. First thing that popped into my head, hehe!!

Peanut Brittle by Noshing Wtih The Nolands (Small)

Today’s recipe is super easy but you might have to test it once to see how your microwave is. I have made this in at least three different microwaves and it has turned out each time, but once, see the story below! Super easy and addictive peanut brittle!! I had to package it up quickly or I would have eaten it all!!

I have to share with you a funny story about making this brittle, many years ago now I had some surgery. Serious enough that I was put under and then sent home on lots of pain meds. Leave it to me not to take the day off and just rest, oh no, I wanted to make peanut brittle. I didn’t want to eat it, just make it. So off I staggered in my stupor to create this. I pulled out a plastic bowl (never do this) and put together the recipe and started nuking it. Well, you guessed it the whole thing was molten lava inside my microwave!!

Did that stop me, oh no!! More determined than ever and now out of ingredients I send Ken to the store. I made that peanut brittle and it turned out great in the end. Moral of the story don’t try and do anything in the kitchen after general anesthetic and on narcotics, not a good situation. I did settle down after that and rested quietly on the couch. Poor Ken, not even a break when I have surgery!! LOL

You know peanut brittle, crunchy, slightly salty, sweet and leaves you wanting more!!

Peanut Brittle by Noshing With The Nolands (Small)

5.0 from 2 reviews
Peanut Brittle for #ChristmasWeek #Freund
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A super easy microwave peanut brittle
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup white corn syrup
  • 1½ cups salted peanuts
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • Cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Spray a rimmed cookie sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a 2 L (2 quart) glass bowl stir together sugar and corn syrup with a wooden spoon until mixed well. Microwave on high or 100% for 6-8 minutes until syrup is pale yellow. Keep a close eye on it!!
  3. Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave, the syrup is very hot. Stir in the peanuts and mix well. Microwave for 1-2 min. more or until golden in color. Immediately add the butter, vanilla and baking soda and stir until foamy. Quickly pour onto the prepared cookie sheet and spread evenly.
  4. Cool and break into pieces.

 

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Today’s #ChristmasWeek giveaway comes courtesy of Freund Container & Supply. Freund Container & Supply has been helping build businesses since 1938 as the largest distributor of glass bottles, containers, and wholesale packaging supplies online. Freund offers over 5,000 items in stock every day, 98% same day shipping, and low-price guarantees. Take a look at Freund’s wide selection of jars, tins, bottles and vials for all your crafting and food related needs!

Today’s winner will receive one $250 Freund gift certificate, as well as one copy of “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays”. To enter, read the details and use the Rafflecopter below!

***This giveaway is for one $250 gift certificate to Freund Container & Supply, as well as one copy of “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays”. Gift certificate is a one-time use certificate and must be used in its entirety; any leftover monies on the gift certificate will be forfeited. This giveaway is open to both US and Canadian residents. However, it should be noted that due to current International shipping rates, any Canadian winners will pay higher shipping costs for orders. ***

***Disclaimer: This gift certificate is being provided by Freund Container & Supply, while the cookbook has been provided by Juanita’s Cocina. #ChristmasWeek bloggers have not received product or been compensated as a part of this giveaway.***

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Cuban Lunches

Here is a great rich and yummy snack that not only kids but everyone will love!!! I changed them up just a bit and they turned out great. Instead of butterscotch chips I added a bag of skor pieces. Even better in my mind!!

This treat brings together the salty, sweet and chocolate. You can’t go wrong with that!! They are so easy to make and great for any time of the year. You can drop them into little cups too but I just dropped them free hand onto waxed paper. They are rich but were gobble down. Try them and ENJOY!!!

Cuban Lunches (Small) (2)

Cuban Lunches
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A rich and yummy, crunchy candy!!
Ingredients
  • 450 gm. semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 small pkg. 300 gm. skor bar pieces
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 200 gm. bag potato chips, crushed
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
Instructions
  1. Melt chocolate chips and add peanut butter, stir well. Add potato chips, peanuts and skor bar. Drop by tsp. onto wax paper on a cookie sheet. Spread out slightly. Chill in the refrigerator. Serve from the fridge.

 

Copycat Almond Roca

Almond Roca is one of my ultimate favorites. Some how making it at home doesn’t seem as decadent as buying a big box of it from the store. This is a loved candy at Christmas time but why not have it at any time of the year!!

This recipe is from a friend of mine Sonia who graciously allowed me to share it with you all. What a fabulous treat to make for your family or a great gift for a dinner party for the hostess, a wonderful teacher gift, a great birthday treat. The list goes on and on why you should be making this scrumptious confection!!

I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do!!

Almond Roca

Coycat Almond Roca
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An easy and delicious candy that tastes just like the original.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup white baking chips
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle almonds on a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 300 degrees F for 15 minutes or until toasted and golden brown; remove from the oven and set aside. In a saucepan over low heat, cook butter and sugar for 5 minutes. Add water and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer reads 300 degrees F (hard-crack stage). Quickly pour over almonds. Sprinkle chips on top; let stand for 1-2 minutes or until melted. Spread and swirl chocolate over candy. Cool completely; break into pieces.