My family loves peanut brittle and I make it often. This is the only way to go. Make it in the microwave! Turns out great every time and is so good. Makes a great Christmas gift, too.
1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup Dash of salt 1 to 1 1/2 cups shelled raw peanuts 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla Spray a baking sheet generously. Combine sugar, corn syrup and salt in a 3 quart microwave bowl. Stir in peanuts and microwave on high until light brown. (About 9 to 10 minutes.) Stir twice while cooking.(This gets very hot, so be careful not to get burned and I use a glass casserole dish. Don’t use tupperware. It will melt.) Stir in remaining ingredients. Mixture should be light and foamy. Quickly spread as thin as possible on greased baking sheet. Let cool and break into pieces. Makes about 1 pound of peanut brittle. Enjoy! Please be very careful stirring this. I turned to say something to my daughter and dripped some on my wrist. I ended up with 2 degree burns.