Old Fashioned Nut Brittle

Course : Candy
Serves: 24
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3 cups sugar
2 cups water
3/4 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup dark corn syrup
4 cups nuts
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation / Directions:

Combine sugar, water, and corn syrups in a heavy saucepan, over a medium flame heat and stir until sugar has dissolved increase heat to a moderately-high flame allow to boil, without stirring, for 40 minutes, until mixture reaches 260 degrees on a candy thermometer (brush sides of pan with a little water to reduce crystalization) add nuts and butter-stir to coat heat and stir until mixture reaches 295 degrees on a candy thermometer remove from heat and vigorously stir in baking soda and vanilla extract (mixture will foam up) quickly pour into buttered baking pans allow to cool for 60 minutes score top of brittle with a buttered knife along the desired breaking points allow to cool completely break into serving pieces store in a covered container, adding a paper towel to help prevent moisture from softening brittle


Nutritional Information:

310 Calories (kcal); 14g Total Fat; (39% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 46g Carbohydrate; 3mg Cholesterol; 189mg Sodium

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