Sweet and Spicy Brittle

Dave B.


If you like nut brittle as well as I do, here is something a little different. This is almost foolproof if the steps are followed through in the correct order and you work fast. The chili powder adds a little kick at the end. I personally use a dried mixture of ghost pepper, Carolina reaper, and Caribbean red habiarino peppers that I grow, but I like hot, lol.......use what you like and what your comfortable with

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10 Min
10 Min


1 c
white granulated sugar
3/4 c
lite corn syrup
1/2 c
honey roasted peanuts
1 c
mixed shelled roasted pumpkin seeds and shelled roasted sunflower seeds
1/2 c
mixed nuts salted or not, your choice
1 1/2 Tbsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
heaping, baking soda
3/4 tsp
chili powder your choice on heat level
1/4 tsp
sea salt

How to Make Sweet and Spicy Brittle


  • 1Read through entire recipe and have everything ready to go. Steps must go fast and in order to insure brittle will come out correct.
    In a large glass measuring cup, or glass bowl, mix sugar and corn syrup. Microwave for 5-7 min or until mixture has started to turn to a lite amber color. Keep a close eye on this, some microwaves cook faster than others.
  • 2While the sugar and syrup is microwaving, quickly mix together butter, and all the nuts and seeds. When sugar and syrup is ready, quickly add nut and seed mixture, microwave 2 more min.
  • 3As soon as the above comes out of the microwave stir in vanilla, salt, baking soda and chili powder, combine well and spread out on a silicone mat laid on a baking sheet with a silicone spatula (makes clean up so much easier), as thin as you would like your brittle.
  • 4When cooled break into small pieces, store in airtight container.

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About Sweet and Spicy Brittle

Course/Dish: Candies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy