It's just not Christmas without Daddy's peanut brittle. He makes it every year, so that he can take it to people he visits from church. This is one of the ways that Daddy says he likes you. If you get some, you must be special!
Daddy's Microwave Peanut Brittle
In a large microwave-safe bowl, add:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup white Karo syrup
1 cup raw peanuts
Microwave on high for 4 minutes.
(If using cooked peanuts, add 1 cup cooked peanuts now.)
Microwave on high for 2.5 to 3 minutes.
1 tsp butter (Daddy uses 1 tbsp!)
1 tsp vanilla
Microwave on high for 1 minute.
1 tsp baking soda
Pour onto cookie sheet sprayed with Pam (or use a silicone mat). Allow to cool, then break into pieces.
Cooking times may need to be adjusted for your microwave. Using different kinds of nuts may require adding the nuts later in the cooking cycle.
I hope you enjoy the peanut brittle. We sure do!