Microwave Oven Method
1-1/2 cups raw shelled peanuts, skins on
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
Combine peanuts, sugar, syrup, and salt in a 2 -1/2 quart microwave safe container.
700 watt oven: Microwave 4 minutes on HIGH POWER; stir, microwave 4 minutes longer on HIGH POWER. Stir in butter and vanilla. Microwave 2 minutes longer on HIGH POWER.
1200 watt oven: Microwave 4 minutes on 60 PERCENT POWER; stir, microwave 4 minutes longer on 60 PERCENT POWER. Stir in butter and vanilla. Microwave 1 minute longer on 60 PERCENT POWER.
***Add baking soda and quickly stir until light and foamy. Immediately pour onto lightly greased baking sheet; spread to ¼ inch thickness. When cool, break into pieces. Store in airtight container.
***Note: Any cooking time adjustments necessary for lower or higher watt ovens must be made BEFORE adding baking soda.