Saturday, December 5, 2009

I want candy.

Homemade candy. I want chocolate-covered almonds, peanut clusters, almond bark candy, and peanut brittle. I want my mom's famous Yum-Yums. I want fudge.

There's something about December that brings out the chocolate lover in me. Although, of course, I'm not exclusively about chocolate.

For some of the things I'm wanting to make, I've found great new recipes. This Delicious Fudge recipe from The Nourishing Gourmet is wonderful. I made the peanut clusters in this photo using this recipe as my guide. I found that a stretch of uninterrupted time was a big help, but it was so easy.

There are many recipes out there that I want to try, but for now I have a question. It's a burning question, actually. Are you ready? Because I really want to know.

Is it possible to make peanut brittle without corn syrup? I have been unable to find any good recipes. Surely peanut brittle wasn't dreamed up after they created that horrible stuff? If anyone can help me out here, I'd be eternally in your debt.

I hope you're enjoying the season!


Michelle Rover said...

Hi! Here is a link for Peanut Brittle without the corn syrup:

Mindy said...

Michelle, thank you so much! I love that blog, and am so excited to see that recipe. I can hardly wait til the weekend so I can buy some peanuts and try it. :)