Chocolate Nut Brittle

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2 c Sugar
1 c Light corn syrup
1/2 c Water
1 ts Salt
2 tb Butter
3 oz Unsweetened chocolate
1 ts Baking soda
2 ts Vanilla
2 c Peanuts


In a heavy saucepan over medium heat bring to boil sugar, syrup, water, salt, and butter, stirring constantly. Then cook *Without Stirring* to hard-crack stage (300 on candy thermometer). Remove from heat. Quickly stir in chocolate, then baking soda, vanilla and peanuts. Turn into greased jelly-roll pans; with greased spatula spread to cover pan. Cool. Turn out of pan onto waxed paper. With mallet break into irregular pieces.