Monday, June 15, 2009

Chinese 5-Spice Peanut Brittle

You’ll wake up your taste buds when you bite into our version of an old-fashioned favorite. In this recipe, peanut brittle meets tongue-tickling spices for a great new taste. It’s quick and easy to whip it since it all cooks in the microwave!

What You Need

½ C. light corn syrup
1 C. white sugar
1 C. dry roasted peanuts
¾ tsp. Chinese 5 spice powder
1 tsp. butter
1 tsp baking soda

What You Do

1. Make sure to measure all ingredients carefully.

2. Very light grease a baking sheet with cooking spray or oil and set aside. Do not be tempted to oil the pan with a heavy hand because that will result in oily brittle.

3. In a large glass bowl that will fit into the microwave, stir together the corn syrup, sugar, peanuts and 5 spice powder until thoroughly mixed together.

4. Microwave on high for 6 minutes.

5. Stir in the butter and microwave for an additional 30 seconds.

6. Remove from microwave and gently stir in baking soda until the mixture is light and foamy.

7. Using a rubber spatula that has been sprayed with cooking spray, scrape the mixture out onto the greased baking sheet. Smooth out to a thin layer and allow to cool for at least 1 hour.

8. Once cool, break the brittle into pieces and store in a well-sealed container.

** You can easily omit the spices from the recipe for a plain version of peanut brittle.


LazySumo said...

Pepper, eh? There are so many sweet things that are made just a little bit better by some heat and I am going to have to agree that this is another one! Well done!

(Love the site look/theme!)

Jennifer said...

I LOVE the addition of the spices!!!!! :) :)

Anonymous said...

Sometimes sweet can be too sweet and needs a little twist. I think this recipe solves that dilemma, with a bang!

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Tami said...

Thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments!

There's just enough spice in this recipe to give it a little extra "umph".

It's so easy to make. If you make it, please let me know if you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!


Melody said...

OOOOH! Spicy! Love this idea and I'm sure to try it. Thanks,

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