Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sweet Melissa Sundays: Peanut Brittle

This week's Sweet Melissa Sundays recipe, Peanut Brittle (chosen by JoVonn of The Givens Chronicles) is perfectly timed. Halloween is fast approaching, and peanut brittle is just the kind of thing I associate with the Halloweens of yesteryear, when nobody worried about whether candy had been tampered with. Even in my own childhood, I remember receiving balls of sticky caramel popcorn and candy apples. I imagine that's pretty rare now.

I live in an apartment, so I won't be giving out any treats this year. And sadly, even if I could, I don't think this recipe would make the cut. For whatever reason, it never firmed up properly, staying very sticky and chewy when eaten. It was more like chewing gum than peanut brittle. And it was quite bland.

Still, though, I always love a chance to test out my candy making skills! For the recipe, visit JoVonn's blog.


rebecca October 24, 2010 at 9:03:00 PM EDT  

I'm sorry yours didn't turn out, though from the picture, one would never guess! They look delicious.

Hanaâ October 25, 2010 at 12:07:00 AM EDT  

Sorry to hear it didn't turn out. The brittle looks great on the picture though. If you'd like to try it again, I highly recommend my recipe (with or without the added cinnamon and/or cayenne). I have the recipe on my blog. I hope you like it.

Anonymous October 25, 2010 at 9:22:00 AM EDT  

i guess u cant win them all eh. Well at least the pic turned out great! :)

Mrs. G October 25, 2010 at 2:54:00 PM EDT  

I'm sory it didn't set right for you. Thanks for trying along with me!

Julie October 25, 2010 at 8:16:00 PM EDT  

It looks beautiful in the picture, sorry it didn't turn out! Thanks for the Halloween memories of popcorn balls and caramel apples :)

Gloria October 26, 2010 at 1:53:00 AM EDT  

I had trouble with my brittle too. It wasn't chewy, but burned instead. Even though yours didn't turn out the way you hoped, it sure looks good!

Eliana October 29, 2010 at 10:57:00 AM EDT  

I agree with Rebecca - you could never tell from the picture that it didn't turn out well. It still looks delicious.

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