Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Pompeian grapeseed oil Spray and Christmas Candy Making - Peanut Brittle Chance to win $200

Disclaimer: I am a member of Smiley360.com and was provided with a free sample to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or in return for the free product.

So what does the Holidays mean around our home?  Christmas baking, Christmas baking and Christmas candy making....Really it does!!!

I make over 14 different sweet treats to share with family and family alike.

When I was giving the chance a few weeks ago thanks to Smiley360.com and Pompeian to sample a new product called Pompeian Grapeseed Oil Spray I couldn't wait to give it a workout with some of my holiday candy making.

I first learned Pompeian Grapeseed Oil (Pompeian is on Facebook) is an all natural cooking spray that is imported from France.  It is a rich source of Vitamin E and antioxidants.  And I love that Pompeian Grapeseed Oil is propellant free by using a new designed pouch system which help protect the oil from damaging light.  For more product information, click here

So I decided to use a mist of Pompeian Grapeseed Oil on my pans I use to make my  homemade peanut brittle  and see if it would work under such hot and sticky conditons.


2 cups granulated white sugar
1 cup white syrup (corn syrup)
1 scant cup water
2 cups raw peanuts
2 teaspoons of baking soda
2 Tablespoons of unsalted butter - I cut the butter up in cubes to help it incorporate quicker.
1 teaspoon salt


Boil first 3 ingredients over medium heat to soft ball stage.

Add peanuts.

Cook until light brown (hard crack), stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and continue to stir while adding add baking soda, salt and butter.

Do not over stir the baking soda/salt and butter in, otherwise you will knock all of the air bubbles out of the brittle and it will be hard.
Pour out onto 2 Pompeian Grapeseed oil Spray coated cookie sheets - DO NOT STRETCH OUT!!! 

So did my peanut brittle come off the pans?  Yes it did, thanks to Pompeian Grapeseed oil.  I love Pompeian that I want to make sure you can get a great deal next time you run out to the store to get some of your own.  Click here to get your $1 off coupon for any Pompeian Olive Oil.

And don't forget during this busy Holiday Season to take time and fill out this survey for a chance to win a $200 gift card.


  1. Woot!! Thank you for the recipe and sharing your thoughts on the Pompeian Grapeseed Oil Spray, I have never made Peanut Brittle before, always been afraid it would not turn out. I will be giving both of these a try, so much cheaper then buying it for our large family.

  2. This Pompeian Grapeseed Oil sounds interesting! But I doubt if we have this here in our country, I'll still check it out though.Your peanut brittle looks yummy by the way! ;)

  3. I have never tried to make any kind of candy...You make it look so easy, though, and I have Pompeian Grapeseed Oil spray on hand, so maybe I will try it this week!


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