- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 1/2 cups peanuts
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 drops red food coloring
Grease a cookie sheet or other flat surface.
In a 2 quart glass measuring cup combine water, sugar and corn syrup. Microwave on high until boiling. Stir in peanuts.
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Microwave on medium to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface.
Stir in butter, vanilla and food coloring. Beat until creamy and cool. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared pan.