1 cup sugar
½ cup light corn syrup
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
In a 1½-quart round casserole, combine sugar and syrup.
Place dish on glass tray.
Microwave at high (10) for 3 minutes.
Add peanuts; microwave at high (10) for 5 to 7 minutes or until peanuts are light brown, stirring every 2 minutes.
Add butter and vanilla; stir well.
Add baking soda and gently stir until light and foamy.
Pour mixture onto a lightly greased cookie sheet; cool 30 minutes.
When cool, break into pieces.
No candy thermometer or constant stirring is required to create a batch of perfect peanut brittle when you use the microwave. Best of all, the candy is ready to enjoy in half the time.