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spicy rum nut brittle

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Stephanie Morris
Valley Springs, CA

My family LOVES this! It has just a hint of lingering spice that so compliments the brittle.

(1 rating)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For spicy rum nut brittle

  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    corn syrup, light
  • 2 c
    mixed nuts (brazil nuts removed)
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 pinch
    ground nutmeg (i use a generous pinch)
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    rum extract
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make spicy rum nut brittle

  • 1
    Butter or spray a flat cookie sheet.
  • 2
    Combine sugar, corn syrup, nuts, butter, cinnamon, cayenne, salt, nutmeg in a deep sauce pan. Cook on medium high until the mixture turns a light amber color.
  • 3
    Remove from heat and quickly stir in baking soda and extracts until light and foamy.
  • 4
    Immediately pour on prepared cookie sheet and spread with metal spatula. Cool completely, break into pieces and store in air tight container. Makes a nice sized batch. It doesn't last at my house longer than the day I made it...

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