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Mixed Nut Brittle Recipe

Mixed Nut Brittle Recipe

Peanut brittle is done one better when prepared with mixed nuts instead. This impressive candy is simply delicious. I like to pack some in pretty plastic bags to give as gifts.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 10 min. YIELD:20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 cups mixed nuts
  • 2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and water. Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat. Uncover and cook until a candy thermometer reads 290° (soft-crack stage).
  • 2. Meanwhile, grease a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with 2 teaspoons butter; set aside. Place nuts in two ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans; bake at 325° for 10-15 minutes or until warm. (Keep warm until ready to use.)
  • 3. Remove sugar mixture from the heat; carefully stir in the nuts, vanilla, salt and remaining butter. Quickly spread into prepared pan. Cool completely; break into pieces. Yield: 2-1/2 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 ounces equals 278 calories, 15 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 274 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.