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
- 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
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, and coat the paper with vegetable oi or cooking spray.
- 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.
- 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).
- Once the mixture reaches 300F, add the butter, baking soda, and peanuts, and stir it all together.
- Pour the mixture onto the greased baking sheet and spread it with a spatula to your desired thinness.
- Let the brittle cool completely, then break it to pieces.
- Make sure you store the brittle in an airtight container to prevent it from getting sticky as it absorbs the moisture from the air.
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light