Jelly Bean Brittle Recipe
- 4 tablespoons butter, divided
- 2-1/2 cups miniature jelly beans
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Cube remaining butter and set aside. Line two 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pans with foil; brush with melted butter. Arrange jelly beans evenly in pans.
- 2. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, until a candy thermometer reads 240° (soft-ball stage). Stir in cubed butter and salt. Cook and stir until mixture reaches 300° (hard-crack stage). Stir in baking soda (mixture will foam). Quickly pour over jelly beans. Spread with a buttered metal spatula. Cool; break into pieces. Yield: 2-1/2 pounds.
2 ounce-weight: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein
Reviews for Jelly Bean Brittle
"This is an excellent recipe and my family absolutely loves it. I spend most of my time hiding it from them or it gets eaten way faster than I'd planned on. This recipe is definitely a keeper."