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Caramelize sugar and water on the stovetop, add peanuts, almonds, pecans or other nuts, pour onto a cooling slab, then break into pieces for a delicious homemade hard candy. Try one of the recipe variations from across the globe. Everything's better with a little sweet homemade brittle!

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By á-5050

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (11 Votes)
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  • 2 cups pecans, toasted whole
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 3 teaspoon baking soda

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This popcorn brittle is one of our families favorite treats for the holidays and

  • 1 bag microwave popcorn
  • 1 cup M&M candies
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar; Firmly packed
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup lightly salted peanuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4.5/5 (13 Votes)

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Nothing keeps the cold-weather blues away better than a shot of bourbon

  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups roasted salted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
4.5/5 (23 Votes)

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Lemon almond brittle is an elegant variation of a classic candy

  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/4 cups almonds, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest, finely grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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Spicy and sweet are a winning combination with these confections

  • BRITTLE:
  • 1 1/2 cups whole raw cashews
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • BARK:
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies or feuilletine
4.7/5 (9 Votes)

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Oh, so yummy! The brittle is poured over the roasted almonds, and then covered in chocolate and topped with pecan p...

  • 1 cup unblanched (skin on) whole almonds
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (12-ounce) package milk chocolate chips (2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
4.5/5 (62 Votes)

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Homemade peanut brittle made with dry roasted peanuts gives it a little different flavor and texture

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
4.6/5 (37 Votes)

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This peanut brittle is so easy to make only uses a microwave and makes a great gift

  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter (plus extra for greasing)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Karo dark syrup
  • 2 cups roasted and salted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
4.6/5 (38 Votes)

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This homemade brittle is packed full of flavors with oats and cashews, with both corn syrup and molasses, and a tou

  • 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup (about 5 ounces) salted cashews
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
5/5 (2 Votes)

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Enjoy the quick and easy prep of this peanut brittle recipe - the microwave keeps it simple! Great to set out at a ...

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup raw peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
4.5/5 (35 Votes)

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This is my first, and not last, attempt at making peanut brittle

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
4.6/5 (25 Votes)

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Several weeks ago I tried a new snack from Costco called "Cashew Clusters" and became completely obsessed with it

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup golden brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
4.5/5 (26 Votes)

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Homemade brownie brittle is topped with M&Ms and chocolate chips, for a triple chocolate delight!

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 (12.6-ounce) bag plain or peanut M&Ms
  • 1/2 cups mini semisweet chocolate chips
4.5/5 (22 Votes)

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Homemade cashew brittle is so easy to make, and so delicious! Buttery, sweet and full of cashews, this will be a fa

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cups Karo syrup
  • 2/3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cashews
4.5/5 (22 Votes)

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This classic peanut brittle recipe is great for all types of occasions! Make sure to have an accurate and sturdy ca...

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 pound shelled unroasted peanuts
4.6/5 (16 Votes)

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