Jalapeno Peanut Brittle Recipe

jalapeno peanut brittle recipe

I’m a huge fan of spicy food, and after having some delicious jalapeno peanut brittle at a local coffee shop I decided to try my hand at making it myself. The nice thing about this recipe is that you don’t need any fancy equipment, just a baking sheet and some parchment paper!

Today I’m going to share with you my favorite recipe for jalapeno peanut brittle. If you like spicy, sweet, and crunchy food then you are in the right place. This is also a really great treat to bring to parties or even just keep at home as an afternoon snack! I hope that this blog post will help spice up your day so enjoy!

This jalapeno peanut brittle recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. It’s really easy to make, too! Once you’ve learned how to make this tasty treat, it will be your go-to for any special occasion or holiday party. You can even give them out as gifts around the holidays if you want. It’s also a great idea for parties where there are lots of people coming over like at weddings or baby showers or whatever other sort of shindig that needs some food involved. 

How To Make Jalapeno Peanut Brittle

Peanut brittle is a classic dessert that I could eat every single day, and it’s something that’s very hard to find in the US. This recipe is one of my favorites because it’s super quick and doesn’t use any crazy ingredients. The ingredients are simple, you can make it in under 5 minutes, there’s no baking involved, it doesn’t use oil or butter, and it’s definitely delicious!


  • Jalapeno (chopped), 1 -2
  • Water, 1⁄3 cup
  • Sugar, 2 cups
  • Light corn syrup, 1 cup
  • Peanuts, 3 cups
  • Salt, 1 teaspoon
  • Butter, 2 teaspoons
  • Baking soda, 2 teaspoons


Step 1

Put jalapeno and water into a glass measuring cup, and microwave for 5 minutes. Allow to stand for 15 minutes. Discard the jalapenos and reserve liquid.

Step 2

Mix sugar, jalapeno liquid and syrup well in a large non-stick saucepan. Over medium heat, stir until candy thermometer reaches 240 degrees, then add peanuts.

Step 3

Stir constantly until candy reaches 298 degrees, remove from heat, and add salt, butter, and baking soda, stirring well to combine.

Step 4

Let cool completely and then break into bite-size pieces on a well buttered non-stick baking sheet. Enjoy!

Jalapeno Peanut Brittle Recipe

Type: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Recipe Yield: 18 Servings

Preparation Time: 20M

Cooking Time: 20M

Total Time: 40M

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