Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Basic Brittle

I have been making peanut brittle for years. Got my apron, candy thermometer...ready to go!
Until...I came across this one.
I don't remember who to give credit to, some online source...but it is the easiest, yummiest brittle ever!

Since I am just not boring...peanuts didn't work for me. I needed variety! I used mixed nuts for my brittle. So exciting...is this bite going to taste like almond, macadamia, or peanut?! (yes, little things excite me)

Basic Brittle

Vegetable oil cooking spray

1 ½ cup sugar

½ cup light corn syrup

1 cup nuts

1. Coat a 12 x 17 inch rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

2. Bring sugar and syrup to a boil in medium saucepan, stirring and brushing down sides with a wet pastry brush to prevent sugar crystals from forming until sugar dissolves.

3. Cook, stirring occasionally until mixture just starts to turn golden around edges.

4. Stir in nuts. Cook, stirring occasionally until mixture is pale amber, about 8 minutes.

5. Pour into baking sheet without spreading. Let cool. Break into pieces.

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  1. I do like the idea of a mixed nut brittle, and yours looks delicious, Jay! Thank you for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul.

  2. Sounds amazing! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  3. We love Brittle and this looks like a great recipe! Happy Valentine Day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  4. Yum! Great brittle recipe, it has been so long since I have made it!!