Originally posted: December 2011

Confession - I look forward to being a part of Christmas Daddies each year for 2 reasons.  The first, of course, helping make Christmas more joyful for those less fortunate and the second...Mary Murphy's Peanut Brittle!

When I saw Mary at this year's telethon earlier this month (12/04/11) I asked if she would share her tasty recipe for this sweet treat - and so she has. Thanks so much Mrs. Murphy! SABS


"The recipe came from a friend of mine Marguerite Miller.  We became friends when I first moved to Margaree 30 years ago.

For many years I have made several batches to give in gift bags to our Christmas Daddies crew and hosts. It is my hope that by adding a few homemade treats that crew and guests will know how much I appreciate them giving up their time and talents to help produce a show that will help many needy families." Mary Murphy

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup corn syrup

1 cup salted peanuts

1 tsp. butter

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. baking soda

The recipe is very easy but timing is very important and must be completed in the time recommended.

In a deep microwave dish heat sugar and corn syrup for 4 minutes.

Add peanuts and heat for three minutes.

Add butter and vanilla and heat for 1 minute.

Remove from microwave and stir in soda.

Immediately spread on a greased cookie sheet as thin as possible.

Let  cool about a half hour and break into pieces.

Some microwaves differ so you may have to adjust to 90% power after the first 4 minutes

While you're here...and before you get to cookin, why not check out all the fun we had during last year's Cape Breton Christmas Daddies Telephone - here's the link

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