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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

National Food Holidays



I’m really liking the national food holiday website! Can’t help myself – it’s just so funny that somewhere along the line someone assigned every day of the year with a food item or two or three to celebrate. So what’s today’s item you ask? Well – it’s National Peanut Brittle Day.

Happily when I discovered my new tree nut allergy I did not test positive to peanuts – little legumes are different than tree nuts. So I can still eat my PB&J sandwiches and enjoy this easy to make recipe for Microwave Peanut Brittle.

MICROWAVE BRITTLE
1c sugar
1/2c light corn syrup
1c roasted/salted nuts (your choice) - you can also use raw nuts if you don't want all the salt
1 tsp non-dairy butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda

  • Grease a baking sheet
  • In a 1 1/2 qt. microwave safe dish (I use a Pyrex) combine sugar & corn syrup
  • Cook on HIGH 4 minutes
  • Stir in nuts, cook on HIGH 3-5 minutes or until nuts are light brown
  • Stir in butter/spread & vanilla, blend well
  • Cook on HIGH 1-2 minutes
  • Add baking soda and stir gently until light and foamy
  • Pour onto greased baking sheet
  • Let cool 30 minutes then break into pieces
  • Makes about 1 pound

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