I went to a party tonight and got so many compliments from everyone, even my gluten and dairy eating friends.
Butter a jelly roll pan. In a saucepan over medium heat mix sugar, corn or rice syrup, and butter. Stir until melted. Cook until mixture reads soft crack (270 degrees) on a candy thermometer. Take off heat and stir in vanilla and peanuts. Pour onto jelly roll pan and spread thinly. Allow to cool and harden for 1 hour.