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Spicy Pecan Brittle

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This pecan brittle is exactly what you are looking for! It combines traditional brittle ingredients such as corn syrup and sugar, but then the surprise is that it has a slight kick to it. Try something new, try our Spicy Pecan Brittle and we bet that you'll won't be able to stop eating it!

What You'll Need

  • 3/4 cup (1 sticks) butter
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

What to Do

  1. In a large saucepan, combine all the ingredients except the pecans; bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Continue boiling for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the syrup reaches the hard-crack stage (see Note), stirring constantly.

  2. Stir in the pecans until completely coated and pour the brittle onto a large rimmed baking sheet that has been coated with nonstick vegetable spray, spreading with a spatula to make it even and flat, as thick or thin as desired. Be careful: the brittle will be very hot! Allow to cool at room temperature for 30 minutes, then break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

    Makes about 1 pound.


The hard-crack stage is reached when a candy thermometer registers between 290 degree F and 310 degree F. To test without a thermometer, remove the pan from the heat and drop 1/2 teaspoon of the syrup into a cup of cold water. It should form brittle threads that remain brittle when removed from the water.

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