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2 10-oz boxes plain Ritz Bits (mini crackers - original)
1 12-oz can cocktail peanuts - salted
cup butter or margarine
cup light Karo syrup
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda

Preheat oven to 250; put Ritz Bits and peanuts in shallow baking pan.
Combine butter, sugar, and syrup in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Boil for 5
minutes. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and baking soda. Pour mixture over
Ritz Bits; stir. Bake 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from
oven and spread mixture on wax paper. Break apart when cool.

Note: I've had this recipe since the early 1990s when Ritz Bits came in
10-oz packages. Now they're called Mini Crackers and come in 13-1/2 oz
packages. For this recipe, I use a box and a half.


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