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Everyone needs a good old fashioned Peanut Brittle recipe and this one is my go-to. This candy is perfect for the holiday season but can really be enjoyed all throughout the year.
Heat oven to 300 degrees F. and then turn off (this is just to get it warm). Butter 2 rimmed cookie sheets well and place them in warm oven.
Mix baking soda, 1 teaspoon water and vanilla together in a small bowl and set aside. Mix sugar, 1 cup water and the corn syrup in 3 qt. saucepan.
Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until you reach 240 degrees F. on candy thermometer. Stir in butter and peanuts.
Continue cooking until you reach 300 degrees F. on candy thermometer while stirring constantly. Immediately remove from heat and stir in baking soda mixture.
Remove cookie sheets from oven and pour half the candy mixture onto each sheet. Quickly spread with the back of spoon to about ¼ inch thick. Cool completely. Break into pieces and enjoy!