Chipotle Peanut Brittle
Published March 15, 2013 | Written by The Healthline Editorial Team
Peanut brittle is classically a sweet treat, but this version definitely has a kick to it. Dried smoked jalapeno peppers are added right at the end. You can store in an airtight container up to two weeks.
|Serving size:||approx. 1 ounce|
|Calories per serving:||114|
|Total Fat 3.8g||6%|
- Vegetable cooking spray
- 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup light 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 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
Step by Step:
- Spray a large baking sheet with 1/2-inch sides with vegetable cooking spray.
- In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together sugar and next five ingredients. Bring mixture to a rolling boil and cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until thermometer registers 325°.
- Remove mixture from heat and quickly stir in peanuts and remaining ingredients. Mixture will foam dramatically--keep stirring.
- Working very quickly, pour mixture onto baking sheet and spread as thin as desired. Let sit until completely cool, about 1 hour. Break brittle into large pieces. Note: For testing purposes only, we used McCormick(R) Gourmet Collection Chipotle Chile Pepper.