Candy Recipes

Blistering Brittle

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Yield: about 1 pound


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Tabasco Sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 1/4 cups dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda


  1. Lightly coat spatula and large baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Combine Tabasco and allspice in large bowl.
  3. Add peanuts and toss well.
  4. Combine sugar and corn syrup in 2 quart microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100 percent) for 4 minutes.
  5. Remove from microwave and stir thoroughly.
  6. Add peanuts; stir again. Microwave again on HIGH (100 percent) for 5 minutes until light brown.
  7. Remove bowl from microwave.
  8. Add butter and vanilla extract. Blend. Microwave again on HIGH (100 percent) for 30 to 60 seconds.
  9. Remove bowl from microwave. Gently stir in baking soda until well mixed and foamy.
  10. Pour onto greased baking sheet. Cool.
  11. Break into pieces.


Tip: As brittle cools on baking sheet, stretch it into thin sheet by pulling candy with two forks. Stretching will help make it crisp.

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