Mix the first six ingredients in a glass microwave dish. Heat on high for 5 minutes; remove and stir. Repeat on high for 5 more minutes, stir. Heat on high for 3 more minutes, remove and add 2 tablespoons of butter and vanilla extract. Stir for 1-1/2 minutes.
Spoon out on waxed paper, shiny side out. Do not double recipe and do not cover dish. Cool and remove from waxed paper.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana