Almond Brittle

Course : Candy
Serves: 1
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1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup whole unblanched almonds or peanuts
1 teaspoon baking soda

Preparation / Directions:

Combine sugar, corn syrup, water, salt, and butter in a large pan. Cook stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Cover pan one minute to slide sugar crystals from side of pan. Uncover pan insert candy thermometer, cook until mixture reaches soft crack stage. Remove from heat and add nuts. Place back on heat and cook until hard crack stage. Remove from heat and add baking soda. Mix well. Let foam settle just a little before spreading on a well buttered cookie sheet.

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