- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 to 1-1/2 cups black walnuts
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- In a saucepan, cook sugar, corn syrup and water until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to a boil. Add butter; cook until mixture reaches 280° on a candy thermometer. Stir in walnuts; cook until 300° (hard crack stage). Remove from the heat and stir in baking soda.
- Spread immediately into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan. When cool, break into pieces. Yield: 1-1/4 pounds.
Originally published as Buttery Black Walnut Brittle Candy in Taste of Home December/January 1994, p45
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