Pecan Brittle

Hands down - the best Pecan Brittle recipe I've ever used. 5 plus stars for this sweet treat! You can easily substitute a variety of nuts such as peanuts to switch it up.
Photo by Marie R.
Adapted from pauladeen.com
Pecan Brittle - the perfect gift!

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TOTAL TIME

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SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Adapted from pauladeen.com

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

In a nonstick saucepan, heat and stir sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt over medium heat until sugar has dissolved. Over high heat, using a candy thermometer, cook sugar mixture to a hard crack stage (290 degrees F). Add pecans and butter and cook to 300 degrees F stirring all the time to keep the nuts from burning. Pull off heat at 300 degrees F and stir in baking soda while beating to froth for 30 seconds. Pour at once on to 4 well buttered 15 1/2 by 10 by 1-inch pans. Spread with a spatula as thin as possible. As the brittle cools you may use gloves to hand stretch the brittle which will give it a better eating quality. This brittle has a great shelf life, if kept in airtight zip locks or containers; it will keep for 2 months. Paula’s Gift Packaging Tip: I love to junk for little pots and pans. I found this copper one at a store here in Savannah for FIVE dollars! I thought it would be the perfect way to gift my Pecan Brittle. I lined the saucepan with natural parchment paper piled it high with pecan brittle and tied a satin ribbon on the handle. Don’t forget to add the recipe!

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