2 cups salted dry roasted peanuts
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
Spread peanuts out on a baking sheet and heat them up in your oven set on 300 degrees. This will warm up the peanuts so that they don’t cool the candy too quickly when added later. There’s no need to preheat the oven.
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium/low heat.
Add sugar and corn syrup and simmer, stirring occasionally. Put a candy thermometer in the mixture and watch it closely.
When the mixture reaches 300 degrees add peanuts and stir well until all of the peanuts are coated with candy. Pour the candy onto the warm baking sheet and spread it flat. When the candy cools, break it into chunks and store it in a covered container. (
Makes the equivalent of 12 1.5-ounce candy bars.