pecan brittle

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Kathy W
from Englewood, OH

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.

prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For pecan brittle

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

How To Make pecan brittle

  • 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.