Soft Peanut Brittle

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Soft Peanut Brittle
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cup corn syrup
2 cups salted peanuts
2- 2 1/2 cups peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp baking soda

Butter a cookie sheet well and set aside. Measure out all ingredients before beginning, as you need to be able to add them quickly!

Heat peanut butter in a double boiler. Add the peanuts and cook until hot and creamy.

Meanwhile, combine sugar and water in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in the corn syrup. Cook nearly to hard crack stage (290 degrees). Use a thermometer. Just before the corn syrup mixture reaches 290, add vanilla, stir and when it reaches 290, turn off the heat.

Add the hot peanut mixture and the baking soda. Stir quickly and vigorously. Working quickly, pour onto buttered baking sheet and spread with a buttered spatula. Cool and cut into pieces.

This is a tender candy, so package carefully.