Green Chile Peanut Brittle is delicious and it's not difficult to make.
This candy is perfect for shipping to family and friends at the Holidays.
If you can't locate green chile powder locally, you can order it online from Amazon.
I've made this candy with pecans instead of peanuts and it was very good also!
2 Tablespoons Green Chile Powder
2 cups Light Corn Syrup
2-1/2 Cups salted & roasted peanuts
2 Tablespoons Butter or margarine
1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
Non-stick cooking spray
Large Wooden Spoon
Cookie sheet or large cake pan - 12" x 15"
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Step 1: Prepare the Cookie Sheet
It is important to have the cookie sheet prepared before you make the candy because it will start cooling and getting thicker once you turn off the heat.
Cut a piece of parchment paper the size of your cookie sheet. Place in bottom of pan and spray with non-stick cooking oil. Place cookie sheet on towels and/or pot holders because it will get very hot when you pour the candy mixture into it.
Step 2: Cooking the Candy
In a large saucepan combine corn Syrup, granulated Sugar, Green Chile Powder and peanuts.
My candy thermometer kept falling into the pan so I hooked it onto the handle with a pony-tail holder.
Cook on medium heat, bring to a low boil, stirring continuously, until the candy reaches 280 degrees. (Approximately 10 minutes from the time you start to see bubbles forming)
Turn off the heat.
Step 3: Add Baking Soda & Butter
As soon as you turn off the heat, add the baking soda and butter, quickly stirring until mixture is thoroughly combined. The mixture will puff up a bit.
Work quickly because as soon as the heat is turned off, the candy will begin to thicken up.
Step 4: Pour Onto Cookie Sheet
Pour the candy mixture into the cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
Spread with wooden spoon.
Step 5: Wait
This is the hardest part!
Allow the candy to cool for at least 1 hour.
Step 6: Break Into Pieces
Break the peanut brittle up into pieces about 2" x 2".
Store candy in an airtight container.
Share this delicious candy with family, friends and co-workers!
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