The rich flavors of butter and rum in a sweet, crunchy treat. And it takes less than 30 minutes to make! Serve it your next holiday party or give it away as a gift, if you can keep yourself from eating the whole batch.
1 cup granulated sugar (200 g)
½ cup light corn syrup (120 mL)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon cayenne
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup pecan (125 g), chopped
2 teaspoons rum extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
How to Make It
Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone mat.
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the sugar and corn syrup and bring to a boil. Cook, without stirring, for 3 minutes. Stir to dissolve the remaining sugar, then boil for another 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the butter, cinnamon, cayenne, salt, and pecans and stir to incorporate. Let boil for another 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove the pan from the heat and add the rum extract and baking soda, stirring to combine.
Quickly pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and let cool completely, 10–15 minutes.
Break the brittle into pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.