Quick and easy, no fail microwave peanut brittle is a holiday favorite and a great create your own gift item or bake sale item. Pack in cello bags and finish with a ribbon tie for a festive holiday touch.
1 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup light corn syrup
… Dash of salt
1 to 1 1/2 cup shelled raw peanuts
1 Tbsp. butter
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
Grease baking sheet heavily. Set aside. (See Cook’s tip)
Combine sugar, corn syrup and salt in Classic Batter Bowl. Stir in peanuts. Microwave at high (100%) until light brown, 8 to 10 minutes, stirring once or twice.
Stir in remaining ingredients until light and foamy. Quickly spread on greased baking sheet (or pastry mat). Spread as thin as possible for brittle candy.
Let cool. Break into pieces. Store in container with a tight lid to keep it fresh.
Cook’s Tip: if you have a pastry mat use it instead of the baking sheet….no greasing or parchment required!
1 (29 oz) can pumpkin puree
1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 (18 1/4 ounce) box yellow cake mix
1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped
1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine, melted
Preheat oven to 350° F.
In a mixing bowl, combine first 6 ingredients, until well blended.
Pour batter into a 9×13″ greased pan.
Sprinkle DRY cake mix on top, then cover with pecans.
Pour melted margarine or butter over top.
Bake 50-60 mins., or until golden brown.
Serve with Cool Whip or whipped cream on top.
Yum, so good on a cold night, around the table, playing games!
Mom What’s For Dinner?
This is my favorite thing to make during Christmas time and I have been making them for over 15 years with my mom and have shared them with my co-workers and my in-laws. I hope you enjoy them as much as our family does and include the kids (my son helps with the eyes and eats some of the cherries before they can be made into mice!)
You will need:
Maraschino Cherries with stems
Hershey Kisses any flavor
Melting Chocolate (you can use chocolate chips just make sure not to burn them)
Black decorating food gel for the eyes
Drain cherries for about 30 minutes (DO NOT RINSE)
Melt chocolate in the microwave on half power for 30 second intervals till all the chocolate is melted in a glass bowl (I use a measuring glass)
Place parchment paper on the baking sheet.
Dip Cherries into the melted chocolate and place on parchment paper.
Attach the Hershey kiss to the cherry immediately once you put the cherry on the parchment paper.
While the chocolate is still setting put two almond slices as the ears in-between the kiss and cherry.
Once you have put the mice together take the black decorating food gel and make little eyes on the mice.
Let it set and enjoy these cute little mice for the holidays!
So delicious, love them warm with whipped cream and/or ice cream.
Need to use that left over turkey? How about a great salad.
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