This is a great recipe to take with you to any Halloween parties you may be attending this weekend. It has a wonderful taste of fall to it with the little bit of pumpkin pie spice that is added. You can leave this spice out if you wish and transfer it to your Christmas festivities.
Cinnamon Pumpkin Peanut Brittle – Makes 3 Cups approx.
2 C salted roasted mix nuts, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, 1/8 tsp. ground cloves, 1 stick butter cut into 1″ slices, plus more for the baking sheet, and 1 1/2 C sugar
Combine nuts, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, and pumpkin pie spice in a bowl. Lightly butter a rimmed baking sheet.
Heat the sugar and the butter in a saucepan over med heat. Stir until the sugar begins to melt and becomes a deep amber color. Your candy thermometer should read 300 degrees. This make take up to 15 minutes.
Remove from the heat and stir in the nut mixture. Pour onto a baking sheet that was coated in butter. ( I like to put foil on the baking sheet, rub butter on the foil and then pour the mixture on the foil – Less clean up:). Layer evenly and let cool completely. Break into pieces and enjoy.