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Spicy Honey Almond Brittle

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. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword almond candy, cayenne pepper candy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 203kcal


  • 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.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.4mg