Chocolate Almond Brittle Recipe
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Chocolate Almond Brittle Recipe

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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
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 ounces) equals 483 calories, 22 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 313 mg sodium, 73 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  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.
Originally published as Chocolate Almond Brittle in Country December/January 1995, p49

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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!"

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."

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."

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2013

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

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

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

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