Spicy Peanut Brittle

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  • Makes about 30 (2-inch) pieces
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 100 calories
    • Fat 5 g
    • Sat Fat 1 g
    • Cholesterol 0 mg
    • Sodium 110 mg
    • Protein 2 g
    • Carbohydrate 13 g
    • Sugar 12 g
    • Fiber 1 g
    • Iron 0 mg
    • Calcium 7 mg

Line a large rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Spray the paper with nonstick cooking spray. Combine peanuts, cayenne, and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.

Combine sugar, corn syrup, and salt in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Stir in peanut mixture. Return bowl to microwave and cook on high for 3½ minutes. Stir in butter and vanilla extract. Microwave on high for 1½ minutes more.

Carefully stir in baking soda. (Take care: the mixture will foam up. This is ok.) Immediately pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and, working as quickly as you can, spread it out into a thin layer with a silicone spatula. Let cool at room temperature until completely hardened, 20 to 30 minutes, then break into pieces.

Ingredients

  1. Check 2 cups dry roasted peanuts
  2. Check ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  3. Check ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  4. Check 1 cup granulated sugar
  5. Check ½ cup light corn syrup
  6. Check 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  7. Check 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  8. Check 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. Check 1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  1. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Spray the paper with nonstick cooking spray. Combine peanuts, cayenne, and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Combine sugar, corn syrup, and salt in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Stir in peanut mixture. Return bowl to microwave and cook on high for 3½ minutes. Stir in butter and vanilla extract. Microwave on high for 1½ minutes more.
  3. Carefully stir in baking soda. (Take care: the mixture will foam up. This is ok.) Immediately pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and, working as quickly as you can, spread it out into a thin layer with a silicone spatula. Let cool at room temperature until completely hardened, 20 to 30 minutes, then break into pieces.