A fun twist on the original, this brittle tastes like a cross between hot cinnamon candies and traditional peanut brittle.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup dry-roasted peanuts
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon butter or margarine
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
In a glass bowl, stir together the sugar, corn syrup, peanuts, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper until thoroughly blended. Microwave on high for 6 minutes. Slowly stir in the butter, and microwave an additional 30 seconds.
Very carefully remove bowl from the microwave as the contents will be extremely hot. Gently stir in baking soda until mixture becomes light and foamy. Turn batter out onto a lightly oiled cookie sheet, scraping sides of bowl with a rubber spatula. Allow brittle to cool for 1 hour, then break into pieces.
Use a bowl large enough to allow mixture to boil during cooking.