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Chocolate Almond Brittle Recipe

Chocolate Almond Brittle Recipe

Here in Kern County, there are thousands of acres of almond orchards. I like to experiment with recipes-always trying to come up with something new. This candy is the result of altering, adding and a lot of taste testing (somebody had to do it!). I think it turned out rather well.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 pound dark or milk chocolate candy coating


  • 1. In a 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine the sugar, corn syrup and salt. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2-1/2 minutes. Stir in almonds; cook on high for 2-1/2 minutes. Add the butter and vanilla; cook on high for 1 minute.
  • 2. Stir in baking soda. As soon as the mixture foams, quickly pour onto a greased metal baking sheet. Cool completely. Break into 2-in. pieces.
  • 3. Melt chocolate coating in a microwave. Dip one side of brittle in chocolate and place on waxed paper to harden. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 1 pound.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

2 ounce-weight: 483 calories, 22g fat (12g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (62g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

Reviews for Chocolate Almond Brittle

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gld2bmom User ID: 7191733 233824
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2015

"This brittle was so easy to make and it tastes delicious! I will definitely add this recipe to my list of Christmas treats for friends and family!"

LegalSec User ID: 548619 11429
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2013

"I agree with DeDe71. My brittle too was somewhat soft and stuck to our fillings. The cooking times need to be extended as it did not reach soft crack stage which is 280 degrees. Would not make again, wasted alot of ingredients. Would use a candy thermometer recipe."

DeDe71 User ID: 7539586 12157
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"Taste good, but my brittle is kind of soft too. When I broke into pieces it seemed hard like brittle should be, but as I eat it, it's chewy and sticks to my teeth."

cooper129 User ID: 7506004 33187
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2013

"My Brittle is not getting hard...any suggestions?"

greeneyedsuzi User ID: 2072311 29100
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"Have made this recipe for years. Give it away for Christmas. Any ideas on how to double the recipe?"

cooknbake User ID: 184945 11581
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"This is best brittle ever. Whats not to like almonds, chocolate plus its easy to put together. A must for Christmas table."

Katrinamellon User ID: 3462324 201208
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2010

"Very good! My husband asks me to make it a lot. The chocolate takes a while to set, so make it early:)"

walkindude User ID: 1660711 12757
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2009

"I make this for my Dad every year for his birthday and sends the tin home with me for a refill next year. Everyone asks for this recipe and it is fast and simple!"

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