- 1 cup peanuts (I use the lightly salted variety.)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup white Karo syrup
- 1 tsp margarine or butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- chocolate flavored almond bark or candy coating (optional)
(NOTE: All microwave times are on high power.)
Put peanuts in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds in the microwave and stir. Heat for 30 seconds more.
Add sugar and syrup to the peanuts. Stir well and heat for 4 minutes. Remove and stir well. Cook for 3 more minutes.
Add margarine and valiaa to mixture and stir. Cook for 2 more minutes.
(NOTE: During these steps prepare a piece of foil or wax paper. Coat it in butter or margarine. The next steps need to be done very quickly.)
Remove your mix from the microwave and move to the counter. It will be extremely HOT! VERY quickly add the baking soda, stir, and pour onto your prepared foil/wax paper. The reaction will begin as soon as you add your soda. Be extremely careful when pouring.
Allow to cool. When cool enough to handle, remove from paper and turn over. Allow to completely cool. Break into pieces.
If you want some chocolate covered pieces, melt chocolate flavored almond bark or candy coating according to the package directions. Dip in some pieces and allow to harden. Enjoy!