Looking for a quick gift idea that you can make in your own kitchen?
Every Christmas I make a batch of peanut brittle to take as a host/hostess gift, tuck in a stocking, or add to gift baskets. This recipe is really easy to make…only 4 ingredients…and once it’s cool you can just pop it into clear cellophane bags or airtight tins and tie with a ribbon.
Marion’s Peanut Brittle
Prepare a cookie sheet lined with foil and lightly buttered or sprayed with a little Pam
Assemble 2 c. sugar, 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice, 1 tbsp. butter, and 1 1/4 c. salted peanuts.
Stirring constantly, (I prefer a wooden spoon,) melt the sugar, 1/2 c. at a time in a large heavy frying pan over medium high heat. When all the the sugar is melted and golden in colour, remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice and butter…it will foam a little. Place back on the heat and stir in the peanuts until coated. Pour carefully and quickly on to the cookie sheet and spread with the back of the spoon. Break into pieces when it is completely cool and store in an airtight container.
It’s nice to attach the recipe. I made this one to print on 4×6 glossy photo paper.