Brittle with Mixed Nuts Recipe
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Brittle with Mixed Nuts Recipe

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Nut fanciers have a lot to love about this irresistible brittle. The variety of nuts is what makes it do different. It's one of the first sweet treats to appear on my Christmas candy tray...and also the first to disappear!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 28 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 can (10 ounces) mixed nuts without peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda

Nutritional Facts

1 ounce equals 148 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. Butter a baking sheet with 1-1/2 teaspoons of butter; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, water and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 270° (soft-crack stage), stirring occasionally.
  2. Add nuts; cook and stir until the mixture reaches 300° (hard-crack stage). Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and remaining butter. Add baking soda and stir vigorously.
  3. Quickly pour onto prepared baking sheet. Spread with a buttered metal spatula to 1/4-in. thickness. Cool before breaking into pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 1-3/4 pounds.
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.
Originally published as Mixed Nut Brittle in Country Woman November/December 2000, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 ounce equals 148 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2008

"This was my first try at making brittle. You almost need four hands to finish the recipe, but it's definitely worth it. Very few ingredients but a lot of hurry up!Key things to keep in mind: you'll need plenty of spoons, you'll use one, stuff will stick to it, throw it to the side and get a fresh one. Having a candy thermometer is required! Let it cool all the way.It is a clear winner as far as taste goes. I'll make it again next year."

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