1 Cup Sugar
1 1/2 C Corn Syrup
1/2 C Water
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
2 Cus Raw Peanuts
Combine sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt. Cook to a full boil. Add peanuts. Cook until syrup is browned, but not burnt. Add baking soda. Leave on heat until foamy, and syrup is a golden brown.
Quickly turn out onto a buttered pan. Allow to cool. Crack into pieces.
Note: This makes a relatively small batch. If you are making this recipe for a crowd, you will want to double or triple the recipe.
I think that the key aspect of this recipe is ensuring that the mixture doesn't burn. It seems that sugar syrups can quickly go from a nice golden brown, to a sticky and stinky clump.