peanut brittle

gingerbread men guarding the peanut brittle
This is NOT what should happen!  I failed to stir together the sugar, corn syrup, and salt . And I probably microwaved the ingredients too long (KNOW the wattage of your microwave; a few extra seconds can burn the sugar!)

regroup; changed bowls to a thicker, pottery bowl and began again


 delicious, crunchy but not too hard

This recipe is from “Southern Living Ultimate Christmas Cookbook,” sold at Dillards (proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House).  This is a beautiful book, and well worth the $10 that went to a very worthy cause.

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