Pecan Brittle

Pecan Brittle Recipe

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Kathy W


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.


★★★★★ 3 votes

15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


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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)

How to Make Pecan Brittle


  • 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.

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About Pecan Brittle

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

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