Monday, October 31, 2011


Would I trick you? Nah! I'm actually going to treat you to a recipe from my cookbook, Killer Recipes. If Halloween is a clear and cold night, you can make this delicious treat for all the big and little goblins in your neighborhood. In fact, keep plenty for yourself. This brittle stores well if you can keep hands out of it!  We eat it throughout the winter too. Enjoy, my loyal blog visitors, and have a Happy Halloween!


1/4 cup water
1/2 cup light Karo syrup
1 cup granulated sugar
2 cups raw peanuts
1 tsp. baking soda

Note: Make on a cold, clear night. If there's dampness in the air, it will be sticky! Fill your sink with hot soapy water, grease large cookie sheet, and measure the baking soda out on a paper towel near the stove. This recipe moves fast, so don't wander off!

In a cast-iron skillet, boil water, syrup, and sugar.
Add nuts (you may sub peanuts for whatever nuts you prefer) and cook until 6-8 nut make a little "pop", stirring often. I use a heavy slotted spoon.
Immediately remove from heat and stir in soda. Stir mixture (now foaming) onto greased pan. Toss hot skillet into sink for easy cleanup.
Take cookie sheet outside and leave about 15 minutes before checking for brittleness.
Pieces should snap apart.

Enjoy many delicious and fun recipes in this unique cookbook, available in print and ebook formats, with recipes from mystery writers all over the country, who were generous enough to share. It makes a great gift any time of year. This book can be purchased through my website at  or through brick and online stores everywhere!

Divisons in the cookbook include:
Breads and Breakfasts To Die For
Criminal Bites, Dips, and Beverages
Devilish Desserts
Insane Soups, Salads, and Sauces
Shameless Sides
Slayer Casseroles
Suck-ulent Main Dishes
Unlawful Vegetables

All proceeds for this book are donated to American Cancer Society in honor of my grandson, Caleb, now a cancer-free 12-year-old.

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