2015 Recipe Contest Submissions

Grandma Bess’ Christmas Peanut Brittle


2 c. Sugar
1/2 c. Water
1 c. Light corn syrup
2 c. Raw peanuts
1 ‘lump of butter the size of an egg’
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 tsp. Baking soda


Boil sugar, water, light corn syrup to 250 degrees by thermometer
Add raw peanuts and butter then cook to 310 degrees
Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda
Stir and turn out on two well-greased cookie sheets
Spread and pull out as thinly as possible
Let cool before breaking into pieces

Tip: place peanuts in oven for a few minutes to warm them before adding them to syrup mixture

Cameron Moore Lockhart

This delicious holiday favorite has been a tradition in our family for 4 generations. It’s been made with love and care; enjoyed by family members over holiday seasons of the past 70 years. Christmas isn’t Christmas without our peanut brittle candy. I look forward to passing this family recipe onto my children to share with generations to come.