Chocolate Almond Brittle


Oh, so yummy! The brittle is poured over the roasted almonds, and then covered in chocolate and topped with pecan pieces. This will go fast!

  • 1
  • 20 mins
  • 80 mins


  • 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


Step 1

Toast almonds by spreading them in a single layer on a plate and microwaving on high for 2 to 3 minutes (stir after each minute). On foil-lined baking sheet, arrange almonds in a single layer over an area measuring approximately 13x9 inches.

In a heavy 2-quart saucepan combine butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Cook over med-high heat, stirring constantly with a clean, dry wooden spoon till butter is melted. Continue cooking and stirring for approximately. 7 to 10 minutes until candy is the color of the brown skin of the almonds; it will start smoking slightly. Immediately pour candy, without scraping pan, over almonds, covering all nuts. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the hot candy. Wait 1 minute and spread the melted chocolate until it is smooth. Sprinkle with pecans. Let cool and break into pieces. Store in a tightly covered container in cool place or refrigerator.

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