*This is one of my most requested recipes


  • 1-1/2 C RAW peanuts (skin on) – make sure you use RAW peanuts (sometimes hard to find)
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/2 C light karo corn syrup
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp butter (use real butter, not margarine)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda


***Before you start, make sure you grease your baking sheet and have all of your ingredients ready to go premeasured in individual containers, as this candy will fail easily if you are not quick***

  1. Combine raw nuts, sugar, karo syrup and salt in a large glass microwave container
  2. Microwave on high for 3 minutes and 45 seconds
  3. Stir well
  4. Microwave on high for another 3 minutes and 15 seconds
  5. Stir in butter and vanilla
  6. Microwave on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds
  7. Stir in baking soda until light and foamy
  8. Immediately pour onto a lightly greased baking sheet; spread to 1/4″ thickness
  9. When cool, break into pieces & store in an airtight container


  1. The original recipe called for longer cooking times, (4 minutes, then another 4 minutes, then 2 minutes) – you may need to adjust the times, depending on the power of your microwave – you want it to crack, not be chewy or burnt!  LOL