Easy Microwave Peanut Brittle

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup (Karo)
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup peanuts
1 tsp baking soda

Combine sugar and syrup in a microwave safe bowl, stir. Microwave on high
for 5 minutes. Add butter, vanilla and peanuts; stir. Microwave on high for
1 minute 25 seconds. Remove bowl from microwave and quickly stir in baking
soda. Immediately pour mixture onto parchment paper, aluminum foil or a
silpat. Spread into a rectangle and let cool for 1 hour. Break into pieces and

Source: The Birmingham News, December 13, 2010