Chocolate Nut Brittle



2 pounds



2 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. butter
3 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups 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°F on candy thermometer). Remove from heat. Quickly stir in chocolate, then baking soday, 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.

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