Who doesn’t like candy ….I think one way or the other all of us not only children love candy. This peanut brittle has a kick from cayenne pepper that all of you will love, even if you do not like spicy hot food , you will like the kick you will get from this peanut brittle. Feel free to substitute peanuts to any kind of nuts you like originally this recipe uses cashews. Once you start a batch of candy do not leave it, accuracy in temperature is needed to ensure right consistency. Cool weather is the best time to make candy because humidity will make candy makes candy stick together.
Yields 2 ¼ Lbs.
1 tbsp. plus 1 cup butter divided cut into cubes.
2 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup water
2 cups salted dry roasted peanuts
¼ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
Butter 15-in x 10-in x 1-in baking pan with 1 tbsp. butter set aside.
In a large sauce pan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, water and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Reduce heat; add butter cubes carefully stir into the syrup.
Cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 280°F.
Add peanuts, cook and stir until thermometer reads 295°F.
Remove from the heat, Stir in the baking soda and immediately pour into the prepared greased pan.
Cool and break into pieces and store in airtight container.