Power of the Peanut: Nature’s Tiny Miracle

Who would have thought that a little peanut could have such power?  Check out to find out for yourself. What do you think of when I say science doesn’t lie it’s made of fact? Check out this little video.

He is nature’s tiny miracle isn’t he? So darn cut but it does get me thinking about losing weight and why I have always been told to grab nuts as a snack.

Losing Weight is Hard

It’s no lie. It is hard. I swear I have been dieting since the womb but on each and every diet I have tried, and there have been MANY, nuts are always on the list of a quick healthy snack.  So when they say eat 5-6 small meals a day and to add some of those health peanuts to the mix.


Now I know this isn’t a healthy recipe, I know right we just talk healthy, but this is a great fall time treat and excellent for Christmas.

Peanut Brittle

1 cup peanuts
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon baking soda

Lay out several sheets of foil to spoon the hot peanut brittle onto.In a large skillet mix the sugar, syrup, and water together. Cook at a medium-high heat, stirring regularly. Heat until the mixture has a hard ball consistency. Heat to 250 to 265 degrees F (121 to 129 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a rigid ball. If you don’t own a candy thermometer, occasionally hold spoon above mixture, allowing it to drip off spoon. When mixture is at hard ball stage, it will ‘hair’ off the spoon when falling, looking like a clear spider web.

Once mixture is at hard ball consistency, add raw peanuts. (They will pop a little.) When mixture starts to turn a light clear-brown, as if it’s starting to burn, remove from stove. Add soda and stir. Mixture will foam up.

Spoon out bite-size pieces onto unbuttered foil, stirring constantly between each couple of pieces. Mixture can also be poured onto unbuttered foil as one big piece and broken into smaller pieces once cooled.


If you have a favorite peanut recipe I would love to share it and feature you.


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