Paula's Nutty Brittle From Savannah's Candy Man

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
3 to 4 servings
Level:
Advanced

CATEGORIES
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups light corn syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup macadamias
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
Directions

In a nonstick saucepan, heat and stir sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt over medium heat until sugar has dissolved. Over high heat, using a candy thermometer, cook sugar mixture to a hard crack stage (290 degrees F).

Add nuts and butter and cook to 300 degrees F stirring all the time to keep the nuts from burning. Pull off heat at 300 degrees F and stir in baking soda while beating to a froth for 30 seconds.

Pour at once on to 4 well buttered 15 1/2 by 10 by 1-inch pans. Spread with a spatula as thin as possible. As the brittle cools you may use gloves to hand stretch the brittle which will give it a better eating quality.

This brittle has a great shelf life, if kept in air tight zip locks or containers, it will keep for 2 months.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Loading review filters...
BROWSE REVIEWS BY KEYWORD
    Flag as inappropriate

    Thank you! your flag was submitted.

    This recipe is featured in:

    Holiday Baking & Dessert Recipes