Salted cayenne peanut brittle!

Salted cayenne peanut brittle is just like any other nutty, salty candy until you bite in and a little bit of tangy heat hits your tongue. It’s the perfect after-dinner treat for those who love something sweet with a kick to it!

Salted cayenne peanut brittle! is a delicious, crunchy treat that’s perfect for fall. It’s the perfect recipe to make with your kids.


I become bored a lot of the time. I also make three batches of peanut brittle (yeah…..). I also try new things. With a dash of cayenne. Why? Well, I think sweet and salty is a great combo, and adding another taste layer would only enhance it. The cayenne doesn’t come through until after you’ve chewed for a while, and then it goes bang. In your mouth, it’s like a taste fiesta. It’s fantastic. The sweetness of the sugar counteracts the peppery, so you take another bite, and before you know it, the peanut brittle that was intended to be shipped down to Georgia for best friend Rose has vanished. As a result, many batches are required.

This recipe makes a lot of peanut brittle.

2 cups salted dry peanuts

2 cups sugar (granulated) 1/2 cup corn syrup (light) 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup honey 1 teaspoon kosher salt

2 tblsp butter (unsalted) a quarter teaspoon of cayenne pepper 1 cup water Thermometer for candy

Set aside a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper and gently sprayed with cooking spray.

Combine sugar, water, corn syrup, honey, cayenne pepper, and salt in a medium pot. Bring to a quick simmer over medium-high heat and cook until deep golden brown and a thermometer reads 305°F, just over the Hard Crack line (this should take 20 to 25 minutes, but timing isn’t important). Turn off the heat in the pan. Combine the butter, baking soda, and peanuts in a mixing bowl (mixture will foam). Stir for 1 minute, or until the mixture is no longer bubbling and the caramel is smooth.


hot stuff

Spread with a lightly oiled spatula onto the prepared baking sheet. Allow 15 minutes for cooling. Cut into small pieces. The brittle may be kept at room temperature for up to 3 weeks in an airtight jar. But, let’s face it, it’ll only last three hours.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when you add baking soda to peanut brittle?

Is peanut brittle bad for you?

A: Peanut brittle is a type of sweet, crunchy candy. It contains high levels of sugar and fat which can cause health problems in some people.

Why is my homemade peanut brittle chewy?

A: Your homemade peanut brittle is chewy because the peanut butter has been hardened into a solid by the high heat of your oven.

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