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Snack Recipe: Smoky Chipotle Peanut Brittle

Want to spice up traditional peanut brittle? This fusion of chipotle chili powder and roasted peanuts is perfectly complemented by an ultra-crunchy texture.

The smoky flavor of the peppers really adds a wonderful contrast to the sweetness of this brittle. Crunchy snacks are the best snacks and this one is no exception! Click below for this great recipe…

chipotle peanut brittle

Chipotle Peanut Brittle

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups dry, roasted peanuts
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder

Directions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, and coat the paper with vegetable oi or cooking spray.
  2. Mix together the sugar and chipotle powder, then place the sugar mixture in a heavy bottomed saucepan, and shake it back and forth so the sugar flattens out. Add the corn syrup and water, but don’t stir.
  3. Place the pan on the stovetop over medium heat and cook until the sugar takes on an almost clear, golden brown amber color (15-20 minutes) and reaches 300F (if you don’t have a thermometer, that’s fine, just base it on time and color. There’s a lot of wiggle room).
  4. Once the mixture reaches 300F, add the butter, baking soda, and peanuts, and stir it all together.
  5. Pour the mixture onto the greased baking sheet and spread it with a spatula to your desired thinness.
  6. Let the brittle cool completely, then break it to pieces.
  7. Make sure you store the brittle in an airtight container to prevent it from getting sticky as it absorbs the moisture from the air.
  8. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light

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