This Spicy Honey Almond Brittle is seriously addicting! It has all the flavor of sweet and buttery brittle with a little bit of heat from some cayenne pepper that keeps you going back for more.
I know it's January and I'm *supposed* to be posting recipes for green smoothies and tofu, but come on guys! But, I just can't help myself. I was actually planning on sharing today's recipe for Spicy Honey Almond Brittle before Christmas, but it never happened so I thought, "what the heck!". It's kind of been my motto lately.
Drag my booty out of bed at 6:30 to exercise this morning even though the babe kept me up most of the night? Sure, what the heck!
Eat all the rest of the Christmas cookies because I worked out this morning? What the heck.
You get the idea.
Is Spicy Honey Almond Brittle the new crack?
Maybe. At least, I can't stop eating it and everybody that tries it asks for the recipe. It's a little different from regular peanut brittle with the almonds and has just a little bit of heat that warms the back of your throat as you eat it. I love it! The honey gives it a great flavor too, but I think it's the cayenne that makes it super addictive.
If you are afraid of making candy, this recipe would be a good introduction to it. You don't necessarily need a candy thermometer, though it doesn't hurt (Here's a link to the one I use). If you have a bowl of ice water beside the stove you can drizzle a little bit of the candy into the water and see how it's doing. If it hardens right away and is crunchy when you bite into it, it's ready.
Want More Easy Recipes for your Goodie Plates?
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Spicy Honey Almond Brittle
- 3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 ½ cup water
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup salted butter
- 1 ½ cup salted roasted almonds
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Combine sugar, water, honey and butter in a medium-sized sauce pan and cook over medium-high heat.
- Stir until the sugar is dissolved and butter is melted and cook until light amber in color-- about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. If you have a candy thermometer, remove it from the heat once it hits 300 degrees (hard crack stage).
- If not using a candy thermometer, you can drizzle a bit of the mixture into a bowl of ice water and if the candy hardens and is crunchy it's ready. Remove from the heat immediately as it will continue to cook and can burn.
- Stir in almonds, cinnamon and cayenne pepper and pour onto a lined baking sheet (lightly grease if using foil). Let cool until completely hardened and break into bite-sized pieces.