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Golden Peanut Brittle

3 c Raw peanuts; shelled
1 1/2 ts Baking soda
1/2 ts Salt
2 c Sugar
1 c Light corn syrup
1/2 c Water
1/4 c Butter or margarine

Spread peanuts evenly in a 15" x 10" x 1" jellyroll pan; bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Set aside. Combine soda and salt; set aside. Combine sugar, syrup, and water in a Dutch oven; cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches soft crack stage (275 degrees). Add peanuts and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches hard crack stage (300 degrees F). Remove from heat; stir in butter and soda mixture. Working rapidly, spread mixture thinly onto 2 buttered 15" x 10" x 1" jellyroll pans. Let cool; break into pieces. Yield: about 2-1/2 pounds.