Soft Peanut Brittle

Soft Peanut Butter Brittle

Adapted from recipe found on Cookie Madness blog

2 cups Creamy Peanut Butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups light corn syrup
1/4 cup water plus 2 teaspoons, divided
1 Tablespoons butter
2 cups peanuts
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla

Generously butter a large cookie sheet (I use the large "half sheet" size). Melt peanut butter in microwave (30 second increments, stir after each..1 or 2 will do it). In the meantime, in a large sauce pan combine sugar, corn syrup and 1/4 cup water. Cook over high heat to 275°F (use a candy thermometer). Lower heat to medium, add butter and stir til melted. Add peanuts and cook, stirring about 5 mins until candy starts to turn brown and temp reaches 300°. Have waiting baking soda that has been dissolved in remaining 2 tsps of water, and add too 300° mixture along with vanilla. Working quickly, fold in warm peanut butter, stirring gently. At once, pour candy mixture onto prepared cookie sheet. Quickly spread as thin as possible. When cold break into serving size pieces.