Crunchy Peanut Brittle

Looking for a quick gift idea that you can make in your own kitchen?

crunchy, yummy, peanut brittle ~ a great little gift for someone special

a little gift made with love

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.

pieces just right for snacking

this little tin looks pretty lined with cellophane

attach a little decoration just for funadd a small decoration just for fun

It’s nice to attach the recipe.  I made this one to print on 4×6 glossy photo paper.

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