Chipotle Peanut Brittle

Chipotle Peanut Brittle

Published March 15, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 20
Total Time: 25 min

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 15 min


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.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: approx. 1 ounce
Calories per serving: 114
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.8g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.1g 6%
Sodium 176mg 7%
Protein 1.9g 3%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 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:

  1. Spray a large baking sheet with 1/2-inch sides with vegetable cooking spray.
  2. 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°.
  3. Remove mixture from heat and quickly stir in peanuts and remaining ingredients. Mixture will foam dramatically--keep stirring.
  4. 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.