Cinnamon Peanut Brittle Recipe
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Cinnamon Peanut Brittle Recipe

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I made this sweet and crunchy candy for Christmas and sent some with my husband to work. His co-workers liked it so much they asked for more. It has a lovely glossy appearance, is packed with peanuts and gets a different flavor from cinnamon. -Grace Miller, Mansfield, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 ounces) equals 296 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 274 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a 2-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar and corn syrup. Heat, uncovered, on high for 3 minutes; stir. Heat 2-1/4 minutes longer. Stir in peanuts, butter and cinnamon.
  2. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 20-30 seconds or until mixture turns a light amber color (mixture will be very hot). Quickly stir in baking soda and vanilla until light and foamy.
  3. Immediately pour onto a greased baking sheet and spread with a metal spatula. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until firm; break into small pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 1-1/4 pounds.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Cinnamon Peanut Brittle in Quick Cooking September/October 1999, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 ounces) equals 296 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 274 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Reviews for Cinnamon Peanut Brittle

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Reviewed May. 4, 2014

This recipe is a fantastic treat or holiday gift! A pretty package and some gilt-edged ribbon make this pretty-as-a-picture peanut brittle look pretty enough for the Queen of England. The first time I made this with my mom, it took no time at all for my family to crunch it all up!

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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

I love this it was easy to make and tastes great, all the people I have made it for also love it thank you!

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Reviewed Oct. 12, 2013

This was one of the first brittle recipes I ever made. It turned out great! Easy to prepare. Simple directions. Great taste. I have since started to add a dash of red pepper to kick up the spicy cinnamon flavor. Every ones this recipe. It is also great to take to parties/potluck because it is usually the on brittle on the dessert table!

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

Very easy recipe! If you like peanut brittle that's LOADED with peanuts, follow the recipe. If you like the crunchy candy portion a lot, I'd only use a cup of peanuts.

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Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

Too many peanuts for the amount of sugar/syrup mixture.

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