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Spicy Brittle

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I like things spicy. I like spicy pasta sauces. I like spicy Chinese food. I really like spicy Mexican food. Spicy candy is my new favorite addiction.

It is so easy to make. Almost too easy. Now when I have my craving for some spicy crunchy candy, I will whip up a batch. It takes minutes! I was afraid it would be too spicy for my kids and that I would end up eating the whole thing. Apparently, they like spicy candy too!

This is a candy I will remember to make at Christmas time for gifts. School is almost out for most of you. Make it this summer with the kids. You can skip the spicy part and it will still be AMAZING!

Spicy Brittle
recipe from Sugar Baby
makes about 1 1/2 lbs.

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 tsp. salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
3 cups salted, dry-roasted peanuts

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray the parchment paper with nonstick baking spray. In a large, heavy sauce pan over medium heat, combine the sugar, corn syrup, butter, salt and cayenne pepper. Stir until the sugar dissolves.

Clip a candy thermometer on the side of the pot and boil the mixture without stirring until the temperature reaches 300 F.

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Immediately remove the pot from the heat. Sprinkle baking soda over the syrup and stir. The contents will bubble vigorously.
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Stir in the peanuts.
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Quickly poor mixture evenly onto parchment lined sheet pan. Spray a spatula with nonstick baking spray and spread the brittle in the pan while it is still warm. It will be very sticky and you may not spread it that much. That is just fine.Smile
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Thank you for stopping by this weekend! Hope you’re having a sweet weekend full of friends and family. Maybe some cake and spicy candy?Winking smile

49 comments

  1. This brittle looks so fantastic! I imagine it must taste so good with that spicy kick!

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  2. I like the idea of a spicy brittle as it is often too sweet and the spices will counteract that a bit. Brilliant!

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  3. My husband would love this! He is on such a spicy foods kick. I might leave the spice out for myself and make two recipes in one...depending on my mood :)

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  4. I'm scared to try this as I know I'd love it!!! And the picky family might not. I may just have to do it...so tempting. And what a great idea for Christmas gifts...

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  5. Love the sweet/spicy combination. Mom just walked in and said she wanted to make it also! :)

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  6. I love the this! Its brillant to use cayenne I can just taste how that bit of spice will make this perfect!

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  7. Oh yum. I love spicy anything too - will definitely have to spice up my grandmother's peanut brittle recipe next time I give it a go!

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  8. Love the idea of spicy sweets and I can't believe how few ingredients, looks and sounds wonderful!

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  9. Um YUM! I *love* spicy!....but THIS, this spicy & sweet treat looks divine!

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  10. What a unique twist on an old favourite treat! It certainly would make great gifts.

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  11. Hi, we, in India, call it chikli. But it is never spicy! This recipe looks interesting and different. Shall give it a try.

    Also, I am new to your blog. Loved it. Hope you'll also like mine!

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  12. Wow this brittle looks amazing!!! Would love some of this!

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  13. Oh spicy brittle sounds amazing!

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  14. I love brittle and I love spicy so this is the perfect marriage of goodness to me!

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  15. I like things spicy too :) Spicy sweet is even better! This sounds awesome!

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  16. Never tried spicy candy, but I love spicy everything else, so why not! Looks perfect!

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  17. Oh this sounds awesome Lora..never thought to add cayenne paper..fantastic idea!!! Looks heavenly!

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  18. I love red hots but that's the only candy with heat that I've tried. Your spicy brittle makes me very curious. Curiosity in the kitchen is always good.

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  19. what a great idea, I know so many people who love everything with spice who would LOVE this.

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  20. Love this,.look amazing! gloria

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  21. My dad loves peanut brittle and I know he'd absolutely love this! Thanks for sharing:-)

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  22. Hey Lora, I was thinking of you and wondering how you are. So glad to see you here again and especially with this yummy recipe.

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  23. I am new to the spicy/sweet combo. This looks great. My SIL gave me some honey chipotle candy and I am addicted.

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  24. Oh, what a fun little treat. Love brittle but never thought of adding a pinch of cayenne to it. Thanks for sharing Lora

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  25. mmmmm....this looks fabulous! I adore the thought of some spice in my candy!

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  26. Sweet, salty AND spicy? I need to make this, pronto!

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  27. I love spicy too! And I get plenty living in a small mountain village in Mexico. Just made "huevos a la Mexicana" with jalapeno pepper this morning. Love brittle, but never tried a spicy brittle. Thanks for the recipe.

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  28. You really are spicy. Who would have thought of spicy Brittle. I am a spicy lover like you so that means I will be whipping lot of these brittles.

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  29. LOVE LOVE LOVE that it has a kick to it!

    You rock my world!

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  30. I would have never thought about adding cayenne pepper. Looks great!

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  31. I'm a fan of sweet-spicy dishes... the combination is always so memorable.

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  32. Lora this sounds delicious! I love peanut brittle already, but adding a spicy element is an awesome idea! Sweet, salty and spicy = delicious! Hope you have a wonderful week :)!

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  33. I love the idea of a spicy brittle! A little unexpected pop of flavor!

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  34. Me too, me too! I love things spicy and nutty! Those brittles are simply irresistible.

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  35. Congrats on Top 9! Love peanut brittle! It's something we made and ate a lot when I was growing up. And I think I would love, love, love it with this spicy twist!

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  36. I love the spicy and sweet combo... One of my favorites! This looks incredible. Can't wait to try it soon.

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  37. Fabulous candy. I do love a little spice and it is always such a pleasant surprise when I run across it in a yummy candy. ;)

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  38. this looks so tempting and very addictive:) i just love the sounds of this! yum!

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  39. How much baking soda? The recipe doesn't indicate this ingredient, but the photos do... looks awesome btw!

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  40. I adore brittle! Add some spiciness to it, and I'm all over it!

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  41. Oh yeah, I am with ya. Love the spicy sweet combo!

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  42. I like the idea. Especially because I love the spicy sweet combo! Trying it asap!

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  43. I like spicy too and these look like a perfect treat :)

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  44. Omygoodness this sounds AMAZING!! Addictive and amazing :)

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