Mom always made this in the cast iron skillet on cold winter nights. When the weather was damp & rainy it didn't do well. As kids we would fight over who was gonna make the magic when you added the baking soda.
I suggest you put everything in the skillet and don't turn it on until you have measured out the baking soda (set aside) & buttered the cookie sheet. Things will go alot smoother if you are prepared!!
Hope you enjoy!
Combine all ingredients EXCEPT the baking soda in a heavy skillet & cook until the peanuts start to pop & mixture begins to brown. Stir often so all the peanuts cook evenly. On my stove it will cook about 20 minutes on 6 1/2 from the time I turn it on.
The peanuts pop open about the time the syrup turns a carmel color. Then take off the heat & add the baking soda. Stir quickly & mix well. Pour & spread out evenly on a greased cookie sheet.
When cool break up into pieces as desired. Eat & enjoy!!
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