Microwave Peanut Brittle

Yields about 1 pound.

1 1/2 cups raw shelled peanuts, skins on
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda

Combine peanuts, sugar, syrup and salt in a 1 1/2 quart microwave-safe bowl. Cook 8 minutes on high, stirring well after 4 minutes (cooking time may vary by oven). Stir in butter and vanilla. Microwave 2 minutes longer on high. Add baking soda and quickly stir until light and foamy. Immediately pour onto lightly greased baking sheet. Do not spread with a spoon to maintain the light, airy texture. Cool completely and break into pieces. Store in airtigth container.

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