Soft Peanut Butter Peanut Brittle

A softer alternative to a traditional holiday favorite.

2 c sugar 1/4 c water 1 1/2 c light corn syrup 2 c salted peanuts 2 to 2 1/2 c peanut butter 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

Combine sugar and water in heavy saucepan. Bring mixture to full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in corn syrup. Cook to hard crack stage, 300. Meanwhile, mix peanuts, peanut butter and vanilla. Remove syrup from heat; at once add peanut butter mixture and baking soda; stir. Working quickly, pour onto buttered cookie sheet; spread with fork. Cool; break into pieces.

Yield: About 3 pounds of creamy peanut brittle.

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