Tuesday, September 20, 2011

MICROWAVE CARAMEL CORN WITH PEANUTS

3 quarts popped corn
1 1/2 cups peanuts
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda

Place the popcorn and the peanuts into a large brown paper bag and set aside.

Combine the brown sugar, butter, syrup, and salt in a 2-quart glass dish or microwaveable dish. Microwave on high 3 to 4 minutes, stirring after each minute, until the mixture comes to a boil. Microwave for another 2 minutes. Stir in the baking soda. Pour the syrup mixture over the popcorn and peanuts in the bag. Shake well. Microwave 1 1/2 minutes on high. Shake the bag. Microwave another 1 1/2 minutes. Shake bag again. Microwave on high 1 more minute and shake bag. Pour into a large container to cool.

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