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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + cooling Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/2 pounds

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 15x10x1-in. baking pan with 2 teaspoons butter; set aside. Place nuts in two ungreased 15x10x1-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.
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.
Nutrition Facts
2 ounce-weight: 278 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 274mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • choy
    Dec 1, 2015

    Just read this recipe, can you explain the pan situation to me?

  • siamcrab
    Jan 18, 2012

    I'll try to mix another natural for this recipe,thank for idea.

  • tkarinas
    Dec 21, 2009

    This recipe is also delicious and one my family very badly wants to keep. It goes in our recipe box right away.