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Jalapeno Beer Brittle Candy

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Peanut Brittle is a favorite for many … but who said you had to wait till the holidays to enjoy it! Here’s the perfect tailgating treat, Jalapeno Beer Brittle, and here’s the kicker, it only takes 10 Minutes to make it!

Here’s a simple neverfail- less than 10 minute recipe that will having your friends and family begging you to make another batch! In order for this to work, make sure that ALL ingredients are room temperature before you begin, including the beer. We used Guinness in this one…

You’ll Need:

1 C. sugar
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1 c. raw peanuts
1/3 c. beer
2 Jalapeno Peppers, seeds removed, finely diced
1 Tbs butter
1 t. baking soda


Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper.

In a large, microwave-safe bowl mix the sugar, corn syrup and beer.


Microwave 4 1/2 minutes on high.


Stir in peanuts & finely diced jalapenos and microwave 5 more minutes.


Stir in butter and vanilla until butter melts. Microwave 1 minute.

Stir in baking soda, mixing well –


It will turn a butterscotch color and be light and almost foamy textured,


Immediately pour onto buttered/greased cookie sheet. Do not “spread” the mixture, as this breaks the bubbles (created by the baking soda). Instead, gently tip the pan back and forth to spread the candy out. This gives it a much lighter texture.


Cool and break into pieces. Store airtight.

(Times are based on a 1,000 watt microwave)

If using an 800 watt microwave- cook 4 min the first time, 3 1/2 min the 2nd time, and 1 1/2 min the 3rd time.
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