Kickin Cayenne Peanut Brittle


by: AJ Dangelo

Peanut Brittle with Cayenne Pepper


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serves: 192

3 lbs sugar

2 lbs of dry roasted and salted peanuts

1 cup light corn syrup

1 cup water

1 cup butter

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Nutrition Facts
Kickin Cayenne Peanut Brittle

Servings Per Recipe: 192

Amount per Serving

Calories: 70

  • Total Fat: 3.5 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 1 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.5 mg
  • Sodium: 55.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.5 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  •     Sugars: 8.6 g
  • Protein: 1 g

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1.  In a large pot fitted with a candy thermometer mix sugar water and corn syrup

2.  Heat on high until sugar reaches 240 degrees

3.  Add peanuts and stir regularly

4.  Continue stirring and add Cayenne a little at a time over the next 10 minutes

5.  Once the mixture temperature reaches 300 degrees add the baking soda and stir

6.  Continue stirring and add salt

7.  Continue stirring and add butter

8.  Continue stirring and add vanilla

9.  Pour the mixture onto a full sheet pan fitted with a silpat mat

10.  Let cool for at least 45 minutes and then break apart

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