This is one of many items that I am making for a Reunion. I chose this recipe not only because it is simple and easy, but because it has so much flavor, just a tad bit of butter makes all the difference. The Madagascar Vanilla Extract also helps. I made 5 batches of this in less than an hour. If you want simple and tasty then this is a great recipe to try. Thank GOODNESS FOR THE MICROWAVE. You will not beleive how good this recipe actually is, & it only takes 10 minutes to make.
1Generously butter a cookie sheet with butter. Then set aside. NOTE: Word of caution-MICROWAVES LIKE OVENS VARY IN COOKING DEGREES, temperatures AND LEVELS SOME OF YOU MAY NEED TO ADJUST THE LEVEL OF YOUR MICROWAVE FOR THIS RECIPE. I HAVE NEVER NEEDED TO ADJUST MY MICROWAVE LEVEL SINCE I HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS RECIPE for more than 20 years. MY current MICROWAVE IS A GE ADVANTIUM PROFILE 120, THAT DOUBLES AS A MICROWAVE OR OVEN AND USES 1200 WATTS OF POWER. SO USE YOUR OWN JUDGEMENT. Please note the profile picture above is courtesy of Rose Selvar, a JUST A PINCH MEMBER, & GREAT FRIEND.
2In a 2 quart microwave safe dish, combine sugar with light corn syrup. Stir to mix and Microwave on high for 4 minutes.
3Stir in peanuts, and microwave on high for 4 more minutes or until lightly brown.
4Stir in butter and Vanilla, blend well, and put back in microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove and stir in baking soda, and stir gently till light and foamy.
5Pour onto prepared baking pan. Allow to cool for 30 minutes, then break into serving size pieces.
6Notes: This is one of many simple and easy recipes in my cookbook, and it is very tasty & easy to make. You will wonder why you didn't make it sooner, with a recipe this easy.PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT YOU NEED TO WORK QUICKLY WITH THIS RECIPE TO KEEP IT FROM HARDENING TO FAST in order to get it on your prepared pan.