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Jalapeno Peanut Brittle

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“As odd as it may sound, the taste of jalapeno works very well with the sweet taste. We gave this as gifts for the holiday and it was very well received. I've been asked to make it again by several people.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a glass measuring cup place jalapeno and water and microwave for 5 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes. Drain and reserve liquid and discard jalapenos.
  2. In a large non-stick saucepan mix sugar, jalapeno liquid and syrup, making sure to mix well. Stir over medium heat until candy thermometer reaches 240 degrees and add peanuts. Continue stirring until candy reaches 298 degrees and remove from heat and add salt, butter and baking soda, stir well.
  3. Pour onto a well buttered non-stick baking sheet and let cool completely, break into bite-size pieces.
  4. NOTE:If you use a non-stick silicone baking sheet liners you do not have to butter it and it improves the quality of the candy.

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