Yield
28 servings (serving size: 1 ounce)

This smoky-sweet brittle is a great snack; substitute pecans or almonds, if you prefer.

How to Make It

Step 1

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; coat paper with cooking spray.

Step 2

Combine sugar, corn syrup, and butter in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook 18 minutes or until a candy thermometer registers 275°, stirring frequently. Add peanuts; cook 3 minutes or until a candy thermometer registers 295°, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda and chile powder. (The baking soda will cause the mixture to bubble and become opaque.)

Step 3

Quickly pour mixture onto prepared pan; cover with a sheet of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, quickly roll mixture to an even thickness. Discard top parchment sheet. Cool mixture completely; break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

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