Quick and Easy Last Minute Gifts from Your Kitchen
Quick and Easy Gifts from your Kitchen
MICROWAVE PEANUT BRITTLE
Stir together peanuts, sugar, syrup, and salt in a 1-1/2 quart casserole or batter bowl. Place in microwave oven and cook 7-9 minutes, stirring well, after 4 minutes. Color should turn a pale yellow-brown.Add butter and vanilla to syrup, blending well. Return to oven and cook 1 to 2 minutes more. Peanuts will be lightly browned and syrup very hot. Add baking soda and stir as quickly as possible until light and foamy. Pour mixture onto lightly greased cookie sheet, let cool 1/2 to 1 hour. When cool, break into small pieces and store in airtight container.
NOTE: If roasted salted peanuts are used, omit salt and add peanuts after first 4 minutes of cooking.
This is another quick and easy recipe kids can help with.
3 - 6 0z pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips (18 oz)
In a saucepan over low heat, melt chips with condensed milk and salt, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add nuts and vanilla. Spred evenly in 8 X 9" pan. Chil until firm. Cut to desired size.
Directions: Fill sandwich-size zip lock bags with:
one packet hot cocoa mix - or 1/4 Cup Commercial Hot Chocolate
Label: Snowman Soup (Poem)
I was told you've been real good this year.
The little poem could be printed on a computer label or nicely written or calligraphied with special pens, stickers, etc. Place the baggie in cute little mugs found in the dollar store for an extra special, and economical gift.
Try using our famous Country Cream Dutch Chocolate Cocoa
Mix. It is perfect for camping and cold winter nights! Made
from REAL Dutch cocoa. It is the finest, creamiest, smoothest
hot chocolate o
ZIPPY SPICED NUTS
4 T oil
Pour oil into non-stick skillet. Add all ingredients EXCEPT the sunflower seeds. Cook over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, be careful that nuts don't burn. Add sunflower seeds, drain on brown paper sack and store in the refrigerator. Yummy, healthy, habit forming! Package in jars, cans or holiday decorated bags for gifts.For more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll free at 1-800-552-7323 Copyright 2003 The Urban Homemaker. Reprint rights granted only if proper credit is given.