Thursday, January 12, 2012

21st Birthday and "Peanut" Brittle... with no peanuts

Today is my 21st birthday!

I celebrated last night like this:

I had never had a drink before, so I only had two drinks last night.  It was a lot of fun and I'm really grateful I was able to spend it with good company.

How did you celebrate your 21st birthday?  If you're not 21, what was your favorite birthday and how did you celebrate?

"Peanut" Brittle... with no peanuts
All Recipes
This recipe isn't very sweet, but super crunchy and perfect for people with a peanut allergy.  It also makes a great gift!


  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup white corn syrup (I used white, but next time I'd probably use dark)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda


  1. Spray two cookie sheets with non-stick spray coating.
  2. In a 4 quart saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the sugar, corn syrup and water. Heat to boiling (300 degrees, or until the mixture beads when dropped into water).
  3. Take from heat and quickly mix in the salt and baking soda until well blended.
  4. Pour the mixture onto the prepared cookie sheets. Allow mixture to spread on it's own. Cool completely, and break into pieces. Store in air-tight container or plastic bag.


  1. delicious looking brittles happy birthday

  2. Happy birthday!! :) Hope you had a great one!

  3. Happy birthday!!!

  4. Happy Birthday! And that brittle looks amazing!! 

  5. Happy birthdayyy!!! Have a lovely week end!

  6. This looks so pretty and very interesting.  I love the brittle of peanut brittle.  You could dress this up with some pretty red sprinkles for V'day, too!

    I am feeling kind of old reading your blog - and good for you with waiting until you are 21 to have your first drink.  Did you like it?  Happy Birthday - I honestly don't remember how I celebrated mine...I was in college, but other than that, no clue!

  7. Happy birthday, pretty lady!! 

  8. thank you, becki! that's how I am... not a big fan of the peanuts.  red sprinkles for valentine's day is such a great idea!
    lol don't feel old! you aren't! thank you :) it was okay, i'm not the biggest fan... but i didn't hate it!  
    it's a good thing i've got this blog, otherwise i'll probably forget how i celebrated mine, too


Key to my heart? Comments. :)