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Aloha Brittle Recipe

Aloha Brittle Recipe

A vacation to Hawaii inspired me to create this mouthwatering brittle. Coconuts, macadamia nuts and pecans make my tropical-tasting recipe deliciously different.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 jar (3 ounces) macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. Butter a large baking sheet with 1 teaspoon butter. Sprinkle coconut in a 12-in. circle on the prepared pan. In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugar and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 240° (soft-ball stage), stirring constantly. Stir in the macadamia nuts, pecans and remaining butter; cook and stir until the mixture reads 300° (hard-crack stage).
  • 2. Combine the baking soda, water and vanilla. Remove saucepan from the heat; stir in the baking soda mixture. Quickly pour over the coconut. Cool before breaking into pieces. Store in an airtight container with waxed paper between layers. Yield: 1 pound.
Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 ounce) equals 164 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 119 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.