At the food co-op where I love to shop they have this nut brittle that is spiced with chili. I don’t usually buy it but I have had it and it is delish! I wish I could tell you the name of the company that makes this but I can’t. BUT, I can tell you that you can make it yourself and it’s not hard!

This was my very first ever attempt at making peanut brittle and I have to say that I was pretty successful considering the thermometer got way too hot before I knew it. I’m SO lucky! I contemplated whether I was going to toss the syrup out or toss the peanuts in when I decided, what the heck and just tossed the peanuts in. I believe my thermometer went well over 300 degrees.

Chipotle Peanut Brittle

Chipotle Peanut Brittle

A sweet and crunchy candy made with peanuts with a touch of heat from chipotle powder
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Course: Candy
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chipotle Peanut Brittle
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 28
Calories: 133kcal


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light-colored corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 11.5 ounce container salted, dry roasted peanuts
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder


  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; coat paper with cooking spray.
  • Combine sugar, corn syrup, and butter in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat.
  • Cook 18 minutes or until a candy thermometer registers 275 degrees, stirring frequently.
  • Add peanuts; cook 3 minutes or until a candy thermometer register 295 degrees, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat; stir in baking soda and chile powder. The baking soda will cause the mixture to bubble and become opaque.
  • Quickly pour mixture into prepared pan; cover with a sheet of parchment paper.
  • Using a rolling pin, quickly roll mixture to an even thickness.
  • Discard top parchment sheet. Cool mixture completely; break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.


Serving Size is 1 ounce
WW Points: 3 points per 1 ounce serving


Serving: 1g | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 206mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 17g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Katy ~ May 3, 2009 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    We really enjoy peanut brittle. I can only imagine that the kicked up version brings it to new heights! Good find. Thank you for sharing.

  2. shellyfish May 3, 2009 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    This sounds so yummy! I just made something similar as a test recipe for an upcoming cookbook & it was divine!

  3. Coleen's Recipes May 3, 2009 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    I make a lot of peanut brittle during the holidays, this will be a great addition to holiday gift baskets!

  4. Maria May 3, 2009 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    I love the added kick!

  5. CookiePie May 3, 2009 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    Oh YUM — I love the spicy-sweet-nutty combo — delicious!

  6. Barbara Bakes May 3, 2009 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Your brittle looks perfect! Hope you’re feeling better.

  7. recipes2share May 3, 2009 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    Sounds & looks fantastic – I love the sweet/chilli combo!

  8. gail May 3, 2009 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    mmmmm! I’ll bet this is something you can’t stop eating!!!

  9. Steph May 3, 2009 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Those look really addicting!

  10. Big Boys Oven May 3, 2009 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    this really looks delicous, nutty and crunchy! so yummy!

  11. lisaiscooking May 3, 2009 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    I love peanut brittle, and this sounds fantastic! I have to try this.

  12. Christie @ Fig & Cherry May 3, 2009 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    Love the little chilli hit as a twist – yummy!

  13. Nina's Recipes May 4, 2009 at 12:33 am - Reply

    I love it!

  14. Patsyk May 4, 2009 at 12:37 am - Reply

    that brittle looks delicious! I’ve never made brittle before, but just got a candy thermometer so maybe I’ll give it a try!

  15. Reeni♥ May 4, 2009 at 12:47 am - Reply

    What a nice little spin on peanut brittle!

  16. gaga May 4, 2009 at 1:11 am - Reply

    What a fantastic flavor combo, I love it!

  17. Pamela May 4, 2009 at 2:25 am - Reply

    Yes! I saw this one and wanted to make it, but my husband didn’t seem that interested. The WW points aren’t bad. I think I’ll give it a try and share some, too! Looks amazing!

  18. JMom May 4, 2009 at 2:29 am - Reply

    The chipotle just made me want to try this 🙂 I just love your photos, btw.

  19. Laura May 4, 2009 at 2:40 am - Reply

    I’ve never been much of a brittle fan but I am totally intrigued by making it with chile.

  20. haleysuzanne May 4, 2009 at 2:41 am - Reply

    Anything chipotle is good…including sweets. I have to say, I always blanch at making candy, but you make it sound so easy! I will have to give it a shot, because this looks too good to miss.

  21. Tangled Noodle May 4, 2009 at 2:47 am - Reply

    Spicy sweet is the way to go! I always have to assume that whenever a recipe calls for peanuts, I can substitute another nut so I’d love to try this with my current fave – cashews! 😎

  22. Elyse May 4, 2009 at 4:42 am - Reply

    Mmm, I love brittle. I’ve never made it myself, so I can’t wait to try this. Looks delicious!! Great job.

  23. Design Tutorials May 4, 2009 at 5:05 am - Reply

    I love to shop they have this nut brittle that is spiced with chili.

  24. Marthe May 4, 2009 at 6:36 am - Reply

    I’ve actually never had brittle, but it looks really good! We don’t have chipotle chili powder over here, do you think I could use regular chili powder instead?

  25. Cristine May 4, 2009 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Looks great!

  26. Robin Sue May 4, 2009 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    I love this kind of brittle. The sweet and heat is just great together!

  27. Creative One May 4, 2009 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    I love peanut brittle and this version looks amazing!!!

  28. Kaitlin May 5, 2009 at 2:56 am - Reply

    I was flipping through Cooking Light at a bookstore the other day and flipped to this recipe – it looked so, so good. Glad to see that it turned out spectacularly for you – and now I have the recipe!

  29. Spryte May 5, 2009 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    That looks AMAZING!!!!

    I’ll definitely be making some!

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