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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Peppered Peanut Brittle

Cooking spray
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup light-colored corn syrup
3 tablespoons water
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups roasted peanuts
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon butter
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

Coat a large jelly roll pan with cooking spray.
Combine sugar and next 5 ingredients (sugar through salt) in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook 10 minutes or until sugar dissolves and candy thermometer registers 325°, stirring occasionally. Remove mixture from heat; stir in peanuts and remaining ingredients. (The baking soda will cause the mixture to bubble and become opaque.)
Quickly pour mixture into prepared pan, spreading to edges. Let stand 1 hour; break into pieces.

Note: Store the peanut brittle in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

recipe source: my recipes

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  1. I love brittle. I make a cashew brittle at Christmas time. This sounds really good. I may have to try it out. Thanks for sharing!

    Thank you for visiting! Your son would not be disappointed with this cake!

  2. Wow this sounds awesome! I've only made brittle twice, but I like the spice you've put in this-it'll be a great gift for my brother! Thanks for visiting my blog and I'm now following you as well!

  3. I absolutely love brittle!! My mom used to make it all the time; I've never attempted it. I don't know why but this post is a reminder that I should.

    Thanks for swinging by my blog earlier today; you were one of the first commenters I ever had when I started blogging 2 years ago. Whenever I see "shopannies" it makes me smile.

    Have a great day!

  4. Great sounding recipe, homemade candy is the best! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  5. Love brittle and this sounds different!


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