Saturday, January 17, 2009

Food for "thought" Friday (or Saturday)

I found this recipe on someone's blog... don't remember who- can't find it again, but it is SO GOOD! AND- they last forever.

Homemade Big Hunks
1 larger bottle Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts (lightly salted)
3 smaller jars Kraft Marshmallow Cream
2 1/4 cups light corn syrup
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
6 Tbsp butter, melted
1/4 tsp salt
Butter a large cookie sheet. Scatter peanuts equally on cookie sheet. Place marshmallow cream in a LARGE bowl, set aside. In a large saucepan, combine corn syrup and sugar. Place over high heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until mixture comes to a boil. Clip on candy thermometer. Cook to 280 degrees F, or to soft crack stage. Remover from heat and let stand 2 minutes undisturbed. Without scraping, pour entire batch into marshmallow cream and stir with a wooden spoon until smooth. Add butter, vanilla, and salt and stir with wooden spoon until butter in incorporated. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly across peanuts. Allow to stand at room temperature until firm, about 3 hours. Cut and wrap in wax paper.

3 comments:

Sariah in Vancouver said...

Wow, this brings back some big memories! (I just posted those memories on my blog.) Thanks for sharing the recipe.

tara @ kidz said...

Mmmmmm this sounds so good! I love Big Hunks! Thanks for the tip!

Morgan said...

How much does this make? A lot? I might make it for our superbowl party!