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.
Generously butter a cookie sheet with butter. Then set aside.
In a 2 quart microwave safe dish, combine sugar with light corn syrup. Stir to mix and Microwave on high for 4 minutes.
Stir in peanuts, and microwave on high for 4 more minutes or until lightly brown.
Stir 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.
Pour onto prepared baking pan. Allow to cool for 30 minutes, then break into serving size pieces.
Notes: 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.