This recipe evolved from one off of allrecipes.com.
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups salted peanuts
2 tbsp margarine, softened
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. In a medium saucepan, stir together the sugar, corn syrup and water over medium heat until the sugar is melted. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the sugar mixture reaches 300 degrees.
2. Have Everything Ready In Advance For This Step!!: When the mixture reaches 300, turn off the heat, add the margarine, baking soda, vanilla, and peanuts and stir like heck because it's going to want to be solid almost immediately. BE CAREFUL! The mixture bubbles and foams like a witches brew.
3. Pour the candy out onto a cookie sheet lined with a Silpat sheet and use a silicone spatula to spread it thin. For the love of God, man, DO NOT touch the candy!! In case you missed the other warnings, IT'S GOING TO BE FREAKING HOT!!
4. Allow the candy to cool completely, then break it into whatever sized pieces you desire
"Molten Sugar, avec Digital Thermometer Probe"