1 cup raw shelled peanuts, skins on
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
- Stir together peanuts, sugar, syrup and salt in a 1 1/2 quart microwave-safe container. Cook 8 minutes on high in microwave oven, stirring well after 4 minutes.
- Stir in butter and vanilla.
- Microwave 2 minutes longer on high. Add baking soda and quickly stir until light and foamy. Immediately pour onto lightly grased baking sheet. Spread to 1/4 inch thickness. When cool, break into pieces. Store in airtight container. Yields about 1 pound.
- NOTES: you can add cayenne pepper or jalapeno pepper to this to make it spicy. I advise also adding a few drops of food coloring to distinguish the spicy candy. Not everyone loves sweet, hot brittle!