Christmas Peanut Brittle
I think that Christmas and baking go hand in hand, don’t you? This is especially true during the last few weeks before Christmas. It is then that my baking really kicks into high gear, while my gym attendance sharply declines. Last year, while making peanut brittle, I decided to add some gingerbread-type spices to make my brittle extra fancy. Everyone seemed to love the Christmasy-twist. And just like that, a new recipe was born! Peanut brittle is great to give out to family and friends, especially during the holidays! If you don’t like the flavor of gingerbread, we can’t be friends anymore. Just kidding, what I meant to say is, you can simply omit them. Or perhaps you can replace them with a few of your favorite spices!
All Microwaves Are Not Created Equal
Please be advised that the wattage of your microwave does matter. Our family had the same old microwave for over 20 years; it was awesome, and quite powerful! But alas, the day came when it suddenly died. We purchased a fancy new microwave, but sadly it’s not as efficient as the old one we had. The microwave used for this recipe is 1700 Watts (1.7 KW). Depending on your own microwave’s wattage, the cooking time might need to adjusted. Have fun and Merry Christmas!
You don’t need any fancy gadgets to make this simple recipe! However, here are a few items I do recommend: A large, two quart/ 8 cup capacity measuring cup. I got mine from my wonderful friend, Becca, when she recently moved to Idaho. Becca remembered a comment I once made about how awesome I though the large measuring cup was. Wasn’t it sweet of her to save it for me? Now I get to think of her and how much I miss her, every time I use it! You will also need a spatula to do the mixing and a cookie sheet to spread the mixture.