"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
1 1/2 c. raw peanuts 1 c. sugar 1/2 c. corn syrup 1/4 tsp. salt 1 Tblsp. Butter 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. baking soda
Mix, peanuts, syrup, sugar and salt in a large micro-wave safe bowl. Cook 6-7 minutes on high. Mixture should be bubbling and peanuts browned. Quickly stir in butter and vanilla. Cook 2-3 minutes longer. Remove and add soda and stir quickly just until mixture is foamy. Pour immediately onto greased cookie sheet and spread to desired thickness.
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