1c white sugar
1/2 c white syrup
1c salted peanuts
1tsp baking soda
In a 1 1/2qt casserole dish, mix the sugar and syrup.
Microwave on high for three minutes. Stir in peanuts.
Microwave on high for another three minutes.
Remove and add 1 tsp butter and 1 tsp vanilla.
(This will bubble up alot at first, but give it a second and then stir it in.)
Return to microwave for an additional minute.
Remove from heat and add 1 tsp baking soda.
Stir gently until well mixed, but don't take too long as this will start to set up quickly.
Just make sure to mix it thoroughly.
(If you don't when you break it up you
will find pockets of baking soda that weren't mixed in.)
Pour onto a lightly buttered cookie sheet and place in fridge to cool.
Turn onto wooden cutting board and break into pieces.
(I use a sharp knife and a gentle stabbing motion!! Great for stress relief at this time of year as well hehe) I didn't actually measure it, but it looked to be that it made about 3 - 4 cups. Three cups for sure with a handful left over. I wrapped small portions in wax paper and then in a really sparkly cellophane with a custom tag and it looks pretty good. And the best part is, it's really good and literally only takes about 10 minutes to make. Impressive huh!!
Anyways, I'll say it again just in case I don't post again before Christmas, Merry Christmas to everyone out there, have a safe and happy holiday!!