Here's a quick, easy way to make some pretty decent peanut brittle in a short amount of time. Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup white corn syrup 1 cup uncooked spanish peanuts dash of salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon butter 1 teaspoon baking soda Mix the salt, sugar, peanuts and corn syrup in a microwave-safe bowl. I use a glass one, works great. Microwave on high for 4 minutes Stir with a wooden spoon Microwave on high for 4 more minutes Stir in vanilla and butter Microwave on high for one minute Quickly stir in the baking soda. This makes it really foamy. Pour over a baking sheet. A teflon one works really well. If you don't mess with the mixture, it will spread out some, and leave the final brittle with a lot of "honeycomb" in it. Wait for it to cool, break it up, and enjoy. Great taste, and it won't break a tooth out. I end up making a number of batches every year.