Rating: 4.17 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a peanut brittle I concocted from several different recipes I have seen and used for peanut brittle over the years. It's a fun twist on the standard brittle and tastes like a mix between hot cinnamon candies and peanut brittle.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
7 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 22 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 pounds
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In a glass bowl, stir together the sugar, corn syrup, peanuts, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper until thoroughly blended. Microwave on high for 6 minutes. Slowly stir in the butter, and microwave an additional 30 seconds.

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  • Very carefully remove bowl from the microwave as the contents will be extremely hot. Gently stir in baking soda until mixture becomes light and foamy. Turn batter out onto a lightly oiled cookie sheet, scraping sides of bowl with a rubber spatula. Allow brittle to cool for 1 hour, then break into pieces.

Note

Use a bowl large enough to allow mixture to boil during cooking.

Nutrition Facts

133 calories; protein 2.2g; carbohydrates 22.4g; fat 4.8g; cholesterol 0.7mg; sodium 87.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2006
This was good and I love cinnamon and red hots; but I guess I am just used to regular flavored peanut brittle and prefer that. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2013
This does remind you somewhat of red hots. This was a nice twist on peanut brittle to try for a change. Read More
(1)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2006
This was good and I love cinnamon and red hots; but I guess I am just used to regular flavored peanut brittle and prefer that. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2008
Love this stuff! First made for 4th of July fireworks party everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. It has a great flavor and the cayenne creeps up on ya!!! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2011
I tried and was great the first time the second time I followed the same receipe and the brittle hardened but the outside was sticky like sugar Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2012
Made this this evening. I did cut the amount of cayenne pepper in half just in case. I really like it. It's a little different but makes an awesome addition to a candy tray. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2012
I love this recipe! It is super easy nd any level of cook can make this! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2021
I have made this several times and it's always a hit. I make it on the stove using a candy thermometer and when it hit's 300 degrees, I add the butter and baking soda. I like spicy so I use 1/2 tsp. of cayenne. Also, it helps in spreading if you warm the cookie sheet in the oven (200 degrees) while making this. Read More
(1)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2015
It is a good variation of peanut brittle and came out beautifully. Not sure it really reminded me of red hots but could definitely feel a little heat in there. It is good & I will make it again though not as often as the original! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/15/2007
This wasn't a hit at our house. We both prefer regular peanut brittle. Thanks anyway. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2013
This does remind you somewhat of red hots. This was a nice twist on peanut brittle to try for a change. Read More
(1)