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Ang, try making one batch with the cayenne pepper added. REC: Gayle's Spicy Peanunt Brittle

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Posted to Thread #8918 at 1:15 pm on Dec 6, 2007

I used Gayle's recipe and made traditional and then the slightly spicy. It was addicting to say the least.

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Gayle's Spicy Peanut Brittle

Recipe By :Gayle_MO
Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Candy Christmas
Peanut Brittle Thanksgiving

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 cups sugar
1 cup light Karo syrup
1 cup water
2 cups raw peanuts
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

In a large heavy pan combine: sugar, Karo Syrup and water.
Boil this mixture until it reaches 238 degrees on a candy thermometer.
Then add raw peanuts. 1/4 tsp salt. Continue to cook, stirring frequently.
Continue cooking and stirring until thermometer reaches 290 degrees - hard crack - remove from the burner and add: vanilla and butter.
Quickly stir together and add: baking soda and cayenne pepper.
Mix well and, working quickly, pour onto buttered cookie sheet. Use two if you want it super thin. Spread quickly and let cool.
Break into pieces and store in airtight tin or canister. I have doubled this recipe but mostly I make a batch and a half as it fits in the pan better when boiling up.
Gnote:I have made this with cashews and other nuts, too. Good stuff and not hard on the teeth!
Dnote: I prefer to make this on two sheets, much thinner.

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