Peanut Brittle with Art and Soul

Sweet and salty all at once, this easy confection is fast and fun to make and share.

1 cup caster sugar
1/3 plus 1 tbs. golden syrup
60ml water
1 cup salted peanuts
2 tbs. softened butter
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda

Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.

Tip the sugar, golden syrup and water into a heavy saucepan and gently bring to a boil. Adjust the heat and boil vigorously for 10 minutes.

Remove from the heat and stir in the peanuts, followed by the butter, vanilla extract and baking soda. Pour onto the prepared pan and spread out with a wooden spoon. Allow to cool completely, then break into pieces and store in an airtight container.