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2 cups sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups salted peanuts
2 tbsp vanilla
2 tsp soda

In a 3 qt. saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and water. Mix well. Cook over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves, then frequently to prevent burning, to 285 degrees on candy thermometer. Add peanuts and butter; stir constantly with candy thermometer until it reaches 295 degrees. Remove from heat; add vanilla and soda, stirring well. Work fast. Pour onto a well-oiled cookie sheet. Spread out as thin as possible. When brittle begins to set, loosen from slab; flip over. Stretch and pull out the brittle until rather thin. When cold, break into pieces. Makes 2 pounds of brittle.