Pecan Brittle Recipe

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Pecan Brittle

Kathy W

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@Kattyw

I have been making this around the holidays for years. It's become a tradition.

You can also use this recipe for peanut brittle. Just substitute 1 cup raw peanuts for the pecans.


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Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
water
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
sugar
1/2 c
water
1/2 c
light corn syrup
1 c
pecan halves (be generous)
butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Extra utensils: forks, 2 silpats, candy thermometer
(if you don't have silpats, lightly butter a large baking sheet. Keep in a warm place until ready to use)
2
Butter forks - front and back. Set aside.
3
Combine baking soda, 1/2 t water and vanilla and set aside.
4
Combine water and corn syrup in a large sauce pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring accsionally to 240 degrees on the candy thermometer.
5
Stir in pecans and cook, stirring constantly to 300 degrees.
6
Remove from heat, remove the candy thermometer, then add soda mixture and mix well.
7
Pour about half onto each silpat (or onto warm baking sheet). Using forks, tines pointed up, carefully spread the brittle out.
8
Cool, then break into pieces. Store in an air tight container.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American