21st Birthday and “Peanut” Brittle… with no peanuts

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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
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This recipe isn’t very sweet, but super crunchy and perfect for people with a peanut allergy.  It also makes a great gift!


  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • ½ cup white corn syrup (I used white, but next time I’d probably use dark)
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ 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.

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