My microwave is new and I have no idea of the watts, but I decreased the cooking times to 3,2, and 1 1/2. And I watch it like a hawk. First, mix the sugar and corn syrup together and let that sit while measuring out your other ingredients and keep them handy (I use blanched peanuts, 1 T butter and everything else as written). I use an 8-cup pyrex batter bowl with a handle, and just lay a good sized piece of parchment paper right on the granite counter top. The first cooking the sugar melts together, bubbles and thins. It should still be clear or white...not golden. Stir the peanuts in and watch. It will bubble up substantially, and should be light gold. Add the butter and vanilla (which will automatically make it look darker) and nuke until golden brown. Stir in baking powder and quickly dump. DON'T SPREAD! It will look thick but as it cools it settles. Turns out light, airy and crunchy just like Sees! And if I don't forget I try to add just a pinch of salt with the peanuts, since mine are unsalted. This recipe has never failed for me, whereas I've not had as much success making candy on the stove-top. Thanks for sharing!!
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My microwave is new and I have no idea of the watts, but I decreased the cooking times to 3,2,...