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Pecan Brittle anyone???

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I’m not a fan of peanut butter.  I am sure this sounds un-American but it’s the way it is.  I can go as far as a little mini Butterfinger but that’s where I draw the line.

Today a co-worker brought Pecan Brittle — what a brilliant invention.  I don’t own a candy thermometer, but I’m going to score one and make this for the fam this week.  Here’s a pic:

pecan brittle

I’ve included her exact recipe, so if you follow it to a T, you should be good.  Happy holidays!

~Connie Kaye

Pecan Brittle

  • Servings: depends
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Ingredients:

Ingredients:
1 tsp vanilla
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 T real butter
1 c white Karo syrup
1 c white sugar
1 c large pecan pieces
Dash of salt
1 candy thermometer

  1. Cover a large bread board (18/20 or so) with heavy-duty aluminum foil and coat with butter
  2. Mix together the vanilla, baking soda and butter and set close to where you will be cooking
  3. Mix the Karo syrup, white sugar, pecan pieces, and salt in a sturdy pan and cook until the mixture reaches the hard crack stage. A wooden spatula works best.  Mixture will thicken as it cooks.  It will get kind of foamy and turn a golden color when ready.
  4. When syrup mixture is cooked to the hard crack stage, remove immediately from the heat and add the vanilla, baking soda, and butter. Mixture will foam.  Stir well.
  5. Immediately pour onto the buttered bread board and spread out the mixture. Be careful it will be extremely hot.

6    Let mixture cool just enough that you can start pulling the edges out to a very thin layer.  You will want to butter your fingers for this part.  Work your way to the center until all is pulled out.

7.         Let cool completely and break into pieces.  Place in a pan, but don’t cover for several hours

Crockpot Crack

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Not that we all need more chocolate this time of year, but hey, it’s the holidays, and we all need some good go-to’s for family, friends, work, etc.

So here’s another drug recipe — well, not really.  A co-worker makes this and swears by it.  Super easy and no way you can mess it up.

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Photo credit keyingredient.com

Happy holidays, and thanks for stopping by!

~Connie Kaye

Crockpot Crack

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Ingredients:

1-16 oz jar unsalted peanuts
1-16 oz. jar salted peanuts
1-12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1-12 oz. bag milk chocolate chips
2-10 oz. bags peanut butter chips
2 – lb. pkg white almond bark or vanilla candy coating

layer all ingredients in a large crockpot, starting with peanuts.  (at this point I hope you are using a crockpot liner).  Turn the pot on low, cover with lid, and leave sitting for 2 hours.  Remove lid and stir to combine.  Replace lid and leave sitting for another 30 minutes.  Stir again then spoon mixture onto wax paper or non-stick aluminum foil.  Allow to harden for at least one hour.