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3 cups shelled unroasted peanuts
Butter 1 large baking sheet; keep warm. (Baking sheet maybe kept in a low heated oven)
In a small bowl, combine baking soda 1 teaspoon water, and vanilla; set aside.
In a large saucepan, combine sugar, 1 cup water, and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, to 240 degrees on the candy thermometer.
Stir in the butter and peanuts. Cook and stir constantly to 300 degrees, and watch carefully so mixture does not burn.
Immediately remove from heat and stir in the small bowl mixture of soda, water, and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
Remove baking sheet from warm oven and quickly pour the candy mixture onto the warm baking sheet; spread evenly and very thinly. Cool completely.
When candy has cooled, break into pieces. Store into an airtight container in a cool place.