1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 tsp. salt
1.5 cups unsalted dry roasted peanuts
1 tsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
extra butter for greasing
2 small to med. sized cookie tins lined with quart sized baggies (the twist-tie kind)
This sweet candy makes a great Christmas gift (just check for nut allergies first!).
Prepare the pan:
Don't wait on this; everything happens pretty quickly in the "candy world" - the melted sugar won't wait. Line a 9 x 13 inch pan with foil; butter the foil and butter a metal spatula. Do not use a rubber spatula - they melt.
Combine sugar, corn syrup and salt in a large microwave-safe glass bowl (preferably with a handle). Stir in peanuts. Microwave on high for 4 minutes.
Stir with a wooden spoon and microwave another 4 mins. Mix will be boiling.
Add 1 tsp. butter and vanilla and microwave for 2 mins. Add baking soda and quickly stir until light and foamy.
Working quickly, pour into foil-lined pan, scraping bowl, and spread out with buttered spatula.
Be careful not to get any on your hands; this stuff is HOT.
Let stand until cool; about 1 hour.
Peel brittle off the foil and break into pieces. Place in baggies/tins, twist-tie closed, then close the tins. Makes 2 tasty gifts. Enjoy! -Diana
Submitted by Diana Bogue Contributed on: and modified on Tuesday December 18th, 2007