What a week it has been!
I am so thankful that I have made it to Friday this week. Honestly I thought I might crap out and been in bed with how busy I have been.
But I somehow have managed to do cook, clean and run a store all while getting a Christmas tasting Event together. I think I might deserve a little wine after this!
Do you have a Christmas Tradition?
My mom would always bake and give away peanut butter fudge, peanut brittle and iced sugar cookies.I would help with the sugar cookies. I remember I got to decorate them with her after we had cut them and baked them. They weren’t always the prettiest but they were tasted pretty good and that is all that mattered right? Well, for the last few years it has been my duty to do all the tasty treats that we have given in the past! AND, this is the first year that I have changed the recipe on some of them!
You should never mess with an old family recipe, but… I made a promise to myself that I am no longer using refined sugar at the beginning of this year so I had to! Peanut Brittle even though I have never been a fan of it (simply because I hate it when it is too hard and crunchy), but I have to admit that on this one I had to give myself a huge pat on the back for this one! It was a great surprise the first couple of batches that I did, so I had to share with you!
1 Cup of Coconut Palm Sugar mixed with 1/4 cup Water
1 Cup Raw Peanuts
1 cup Coconut Palm Sugar
1 tsp Coconut Oil (melted)
1 Tbsp Baking Soda
Mix together your water and 1 cup of coconut palm sugar until the sugar has been turned into a syrup like. Add the syrup, peanuts, 1 cup of sugar and coconut oil to a sauce pan. Over medium heat let the mixture cook. You must stir more and more as it become hotter. Make sure you have a candy thermometer handy too because it will need to get up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. This will make it a hard tack candy which is what you want. Once you have achieved 300 degrees remove from heat and add in your baking soda. stir vigorously until well blended (it will change color) and pour onto a well greased cookie sheet. It will harden as it cools (within about 30 minutes) Break by slowly lifting from the pan with hands. Break off into large chunks and place in bowl or bag! Enjoy!
My mom started making Peanut brittle when I was younger and it has been made every year since. My family loves it and when i made a few days ago I swear my other half just starting digging in! I think he has his share almost gone already and I will be making more soon so that I can give it away as gifts! I love giving food as gifts because everyone has to eat, and I know food will be put to good use over something that they may not need or want. I love getting texts from my best friends that tell me how good the food is that they have received and judging from my mom’s and John’s reaction to the peanut brittle I know it will be a huge success!
I hope you have a blessed weekend!