Nut Brittle

Total Time:
19 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
4 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
24 pieces
Level:
Intermediate

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1 cup salted dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), cut into chunks
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons honey
Directions

Put the nuts, sugar, butter, corn syrup, and honey in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until it becomes a nice walnut color and thickens, about 10 to 12 minutes. Quickly pour onto a silpat or foil lined baking sheet and spread the brittle to an even thickness of about 1/3-inch with the back of the spoon.

Cool for 3 or 4 minutes then score the brittle with a sharp knife into about 24 (2-inch) squares. Once the brittle has cooled completely, snap along scored marks.

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Easy to make and a crowd-pleaser. Love that I don't need to use a candy thermometer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe tasted great! The only issue is that it never hardened. I'm not that picky but I was hoping for brittle. I made two separate batches for the Holidays. Everyone will love them regardless. I do agree with one post- nuts are expensive but I got a good deal on planters at a wholesale market. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a fabulous recipe. I did not use the peanuts but used unsalted pumpkin seeds and organic sesame seeds instead. Also, I used maple syrup instead of the honey. It's important to butter the foil before spreading out the brittle otherwise you will have a heck of a time removing the pieces. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the easiest and best brittle I have ever made. I found shelled pistachios at Sam's in a big bag along with the other nuts so I could make several batches. The texture isn't as hard as most brittles so it is easier on the teeth. I made a batch for everyone last year and I am heading out to gather the ingredients again for this year. The trickest part of this is catching it just as the color starts to change - just keep an eye on it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this brittle 1 year ago for Christmas my daughters boy friend wanted it ... It was a big hit Christmas Eve when all the family got togther,with the variety of nuts everyone loved it .. Oh course every one wanted the receipt but Im sure I will be the only one who makes it .. I don't care I will ...lol Its Great!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was easy to make and everyone loved it. I accidently made it with brown sugar one time. That made it into a chewier dessert. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious. Used nuts to my preference. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good flavor and easy to make, but they never got hard enough. They stuck to teeth too easily. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe for Thanksgiving. It was a huge hit....with family, friends, and neighbors. I've made it 4-times, and each time it turned out perfectly. It's idiot-proof. I wonder if the people who have had problems are using margarine instead of butter? or not cooking it long enough? Don't give up, try again. It's well worth it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was able to do it the first time which was pretty good item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy and taste really good. Fool proof method. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tyler's recipe was delicious! I'd toss in the nuts just a few minutes into the cooking process next time--they were slightly over toasted from the heat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was so easy. I substituted cashews for the pecans and it was delicious. I am going to make this as part of my holiday gift baskets. item not reviewed by moderator and published
VERY GOOD, I COOKED FOR 15 MINUTES 11 WAS NOT ENOUGH AND IT CAME OUT BUTTERY & PERFECT item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did not have to cook this as long as the recipe states and the nuts and brittle got a little too dark and had a bit of a burned taste, however, overall the recipe turned out pretty well and hardened well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the perfect recipe...as said in previous emails, cook at least 11 minutes. I set my timer, stirred when it was convenient for the first 10 minutes, then stired constantly, just watch...There is not a better recipe, follow...don't rate a recipe when you have not followed directions....or even tried..This is a great recipe... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Mine turned out just like Tyler's did, I think.. I was afraid to try a whole batch based on previous reviews, so I halved it and it turned out great! I think I cooked it a little long, some of the peanuts are pretty dark, but maybe that's the key to it being more brittle.. It tastes great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is little more than a waste of ingredients and time. Like other reviewers, I followed the directions and ended up with a bendy, not brittle, sheet of chewy nuts. Needless to say, this was very disappointing considering I doubled the recipe with the intent of treating my husband's co-workers. Back to the drawing board... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe but it never hardened! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very disappointed. Looked to be something different to put in trick or treat bags,but it never hardened. I have a tray of taffy instead and I can't even put it into baggies it is so soft. Nuts are too expensive to waste on this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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