Spicy Nut Brittle

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Spicy Nut Brittle



Heat sugar, corn syrup and water to boiling in heavy 2-quart saucepan over high heat, stirring constantly until sugar is completely dissolved. Set candy thermometer in place and continue cooking until thermometer reaches 300°F or hard-crack stage (when a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water separates into hard and brittle threads).

Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in nuts, butter, baking soda and TABASCO® Sauce. Immediately pour onto large, greased cookie sheet. With two forks, quickly stretch nut mixture to cover entire cookie sheet.

Allow brittle to cool completely. Break into pieces.

Makes about 1 1/2 pounds.

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  • Name: Kris
    Date: April 21st, 2012
    I just made a batch this morning for the first time but I melted semi-sweet chocolate chips on top of the brittle while it was still warm. This recipe has a nice light heat to it and if you aren't used to heat then this is a good recipe for you.

    Personally, I like a little more heat so I plan on upping the amount of tabasco sauce to 3 - 4 tsps.

    I will definitely be making this again.
  • Name: Chuck M.
    Date: December 5th, 2011
    I am going to try this recipe; I've done homemade brittle before. A word of caution: Be carefrul not to burn yourself when adding the baking soda because the hot mix will rapidly expand. Enjoy & happy holidays to all.