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

Recipe by Cooking Light May 2009


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28 servings (serving size: 1 ounce)


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

  • 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.)

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

133 calories; fat 6.2g; saturated fat 1.1g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1.9g; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 18.7g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 1mg; iron 0.3mg; sodium 173mg; calcium 8mg.