This is a conglomerate of 2 or 3 different recipes!
I like how it turned out. Up or remove the heat to your taste!
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
1 cup beer
1 tbl butter
1 tbl Cayenne peppter
1 1/2 cup coarsely chopped peanuts
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
Line a jelly roll pan with a silpat
Combine sugar, corn syrup, beer , cayenne and butter in a heavy sauce pan.
Cook over medium heat, stirring until sugar disssolves.
Cook 30 minutes or until a candy thermometer registers 275. (use the thermometer)
Stir in the peanuts.
Remove from heat, stir in baking soda and salt. Mixture will thicken, bubble and turn opaque
Quickly pour mixture onto prepared pan. Spread to a 1/4 inch thickness using a wooden spoon coated with cooking spray (or just use the one you used to stir everything with!).
Break brittle into bite sized peices.
(while still setting the brittle can be scored for more even breakage once hard)
Chardonnay Brittle – replace beer with wine, remove cayenne, add 1 tsp vanilla