Dixie Peanut Brittle (Microwave)

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

Combine peanuts, sugar, syrup and salt in a 2 1/2-quart microwave-safe bowl.

700 watt oven:  Microwave 4 minutes on HIGH; stir. Microwave 4 minutes on HIGH. Stir in vanilla and butter. Microwave 1 minute on 60% POWER.

1200 watt oven:  Microwave 4 minutes on 60% POWER; stir. Microwave 4 minutes on 60% POWER. Stir in vanilla and butter. Microwave 1 minute on 60% POWER.

1500 watt oven: Microwave 4 minutes on 50% POWER; stir. Microwave 4 minutes on 50% POWER. Stir in vanilla and butter. Microwave 1 minutes on 50% POWER.

Add baking soda and quickly stir until light and foamy. Immediately pour onto light greased baking sheet. Spread to 1/4-inch thickness. When cool, break into pieces. Store in airtight container.

 

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