At the food co-op where I love to shop they have this nut brittle that is spiced with chili. I don’t usually buy it but I have had it and it is delish! I wish I could tell you the name of the company that makes this but I can’t. BUT, I can tell you that you can make it yourself and it’s not hard!

This was my very first ever attempt at making peanut brittle and I have to say that I was pretty successful considering the thermometer got way too hot before I knew it. I’m SO lucky! I contemplated whether I was going to toss the syrup out or toss the peanuts in when I decided, what the heck and just tossed the peanuts in. I believe my thermometer went well over 300 degrees.

Chipotle Peanut Brittle
Yield: 28

Chipotle Peanut Brittle

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

A sweet and crunchy candy made with peanuts with a touch of heat from chipotle powder

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light-colored corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 (11.5 ounce) container salted, dry roasted peanuts
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder

Instructions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; coat paper with cooking spray.
  2. Combine sugar, corn syrup, and butter in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Cook 18 minutes or until a candy thermometer registers 275 degrees, stirring frequently.
  4. Add peanuts; cook 3 minutes or until a candy thermometer register 295 degrees, stirring constantly.
  5. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda and chile powder. The baking soda will cause the mixture to bubble and become opaque.
  6. Quickly pour mixture into prepared pan; cover with a sheet of parchment paper.
  7. Using a rolling pin, quickly roll mixture to an even thickness.
  8. Discard top parchment sheet. Cool mixture completely; break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

Serving Size is 1 ounce

WW Points: 3 points per 1 ounce serving

Nutrition Information

Yield

28

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 133Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 1mgSodium 206mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 14gSugar 17gProtein 2g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.

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