Sweet and Spicy Brittle

Dave T.


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


  1. Read 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.
  2. While 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.
  3. As 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.
  4. When 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

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