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Peppery Peanut Brittle

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"A touch of hot pepper sauce gives a unique zip to this crunchy confection from Janie Sanders of Vicksburg, Mississippi. 'We call it blistering brittle,' she says. The mixture reaches hard-crack stage in the microwave, so you don't even need a candy thermometer for this brittle."
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25 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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  1. Coat a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan and metal spatula with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a bowl, toss the peanuts, hot pepper sauce and allspice until evenly coated; set aside.
  2. In a 2-qt. microwave-safe glass bowl, combine sugar and corn syrup. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4 minutes; stir. Add peanut mixture; stir until blended.
  3. Heat on high 4-5 minutes longer or until mixture turns a light amber color (mixture will be very hot). Stir in butter. Microwave 45 seconds longer. Quickly stir in baking soda and vanilla until mixture foams and becomes light-colored.
  4. Immediately pour mixture onto prepared pan and spread as thin as possible with prepared spatula. Cool. Bread into pieces.


  • This recipe was tested with an 850-watt microwave.


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Strangely interesting...I'm not sure this will be the xmas gift I hand out to everyone..It really doesn't taste different than regular brittle, it does though have a strange afterburn...I liked ...

This stuff in gone in minutes! Spicy, sweet, nutty goodness! Everyone is always surprised with the little kick of heat.

Very good recipe. I was looking for an alternative to regular peanut brittle, because my family thinks it is too sweet. this was very good, only change i would make is to add a wee bit more sauc...

THis is a great recipe! I used cinnamon instead of allspice because I'm just not an allspice fan. I added about 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes. It was great! I got lots of requests for the r...