Pecan Brittle

Pecan Brittle

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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


  • 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


  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.

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About Pecan Brittle

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

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