These are kind of like peanut brittle cookies! Sugar, corn syrup, butter, vanilla extract and red food coloring are microwaved with peanuts to make these simple, no bake cookies.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 1/2 cups peanuts
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 drops red food coloring
Grease a cookie sheet or other flat surface.
In a 2 quart glass measuring cup combine water, sugar and corn syrup. Microwave on high until boiling. Stir in peanuts.
Microwave on medium to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface.
Stir in butter, vanilla and food coloring. Beat until creamy and cool. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared pan.