Countdown to Christmas Dec. 23rd, 2016

Hi Guys! Oh my gosh I can’t believe tomorrow’s Christmas Eve!!!! For this recipe, I wanted something easy with few ingredients, so I chose this recipe from Trisha Yearwood. Trisha is most famous for her singing but she also has a show on the Food Network called Trisha’s Southern Kitchen. This recipe is great for last minute gift giving, or making with your family. Enjoy!





Peanut Brittle



1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
3 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
3 cups shelled raw peanuts



Measure the vanilla into a small bowl and set aside.

Combine the baking soda and salt in another small bowl and set aside.

Butter 1 cookie sheet with sides or jelly roll pan liberally with 1/2 stick of the butter.

Set aside.

Combine the sugar, corn syrup and 1/2 cup water in a large saucepan.

Bring the mixture to a boil, attach a candy thermometer and cook over medium-high heat until the syrup spins a thread when poured from a spoon or reaches 240 degrees F on the thermometer.

Stir in the peanuts and continue cooking and stirring until the candy becomes golden brown or reaches 300 degrees F.

Remove from the heat immediately and quickly add the remaining 1 stick butter and the vanilla, baking soda and salt.

Stir only until the butter melts, and then quickly pour the brittle onto the cookie sheet, spreading the mixture thinly.

When the brittle has completely cooled, break the candy into pieces and store in a tightly covered container.


  One thought on “Countdown to Christmas Dec. 23rd, 2016

  1. 24 Dec 2016 at 3:59 am

    I had no idea Trisha Yearwood had a spot on the food network. I love peanut brittle. It really reminds me of Christmas.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Bernadine
      24 Dec 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Awesome! I really love Trisha’s show. She’s a woman who can cook 👩‍🍳!!

      Liked by 1 person

      • 25 Dec 2016 at 5:57 am

        It’s crazy how talented she is. I just watched an episode with my family tonight. It really got me in the Christmas spirit.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. 24 Dec 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Loving your recipes, a lot.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Bernadine
      24 Dec 2016 at 4:10 pm

      Yay!! ☺️☺️


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