Pecan Brittle

Janet Crow

By
@jcrow216

One year my daughter was helping me make up a batch of candied pecans and instead of using the pecan halves she poured in the bag of pecan pieces. I just spread it out in the pan and baked it on up, well many years later it is still the way I make it now. It's a perfect gift during the holidays for friends, coworkers and family, but it's also good to snack on year round.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

6 oz
pecan pieces
1
large egg white
1/4 c
sugar
1/4 c
brown sugar
1/2 Tbsp
cinnamon
pinch of salt
pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a bowl combine the egg white and the pecan pieces, coat well. In a separate bowl combine the remaining ingredients and then add them to the pecans and toss well.
2
Line a baking sheet with tinfoil and lightly spray with cooking spray. Spread the mixture out into an even layer on the pan. Bake them in a 300 degree oven for 30-40 minutes (will depend on your oven). They will be very fragrant and lightly toasted in color. Remove from the oven and allow the mixture to cool in the pan.
3
Use a knife and chop into bite size pieces or break by hand, keep in mind these are not as hard a regular peanut brittle. Store in an airtight container.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American