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Mixed Nut Brittle

 Mixed Nut Brittle
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.
20 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 10 min.

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

  • 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).
  • 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.)
  • 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.
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.