Pecan Brittle Recipe

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Pecan Brittle

Kathy W

By
@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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1Extra 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)
2Butter forks - front and back. Set aside.
3Combine baking soda, 1/2 t water and vanilla and set aside.
4Combine water and corn syrup in a large sauce pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring accsionally to 240 degrees on the candy thermometer.
5Stir in pecans and cook, stirring constantly to 300 degrees.
6Remove from heat, remove the candy thermometer, then add soda mixture and mix well.
7Pour about half onto each silpat (or onto warm baking sheet). Using forks, tines pointed up, carefully spread the brittle out.
8Cool, then break into pieces. Store in an air tight container.

About this Recipe

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