Whether your brittle is made with peanuts, pecans, or pistachios, you can enjoy it piled onto a platter or perfectly placed atop an indulgent dessert.
Almond Antique BrittleToasted almonds and a significant amount of vinegar adds complex flavor to this bold brittle.
Spiced Cashew Brittle and Chocolate Crunch BarkYour favorite holiday treat just got a gourmet upgrade. Dish out first-class entertaining with these two unique brittles, cayenne-spiked cashew brittle and crunchy chocolate bark, served side by side.
Brown Sugar Cake with Peanut Buttercream and Brittle ToppingUse Old-Fashioned Peanut Brittle (see previous slide) to top this elegant cake. It will astonish guests and family members in both appearance and taste.
Pistachio and Pine Nut BrittlePistachio and Pine Nut Brittle is a sweet spin on the traditional peanut brittle. This nut candy also includes dried cranberries, giving the brittle a festive color of red and green for the holidays.
Walnut BrittleLaden with crunchy walnuts, this brittle recipe is wonderful served crushed over low-fat vanilla ice cream or given as a holiday hostess gift.
Rice Brittle CrunchHost an indulgent ice cream potluck party and invite friends to bring their favorite homemade toppings. This peanut brittle mixed with crispy rice cereal and banana chips makes an exceptionally decadent topping that everyone will love.
How to Make Classic Peanut BrittleWatch our easy how-to video and get the recipe for Classic Peanut Brittle. Trust us, this one just might rival your mom's secret recipe.
Peanut Brittle Milk PunchWe take the flavors of a favorite Southern candy and whip them up for a frothy Peanut Brittle Milk Punch. Bourbon is optional, but highly recommended.
Smoked Almond BrittleThis clever sweet-and-savory brittle gets its unusual flavor from smoked almonds. The texture is light, crisp and almost honeycomb-like.
Old-Fashioned Peanut BrittleWe've perfected this classic candy with easy microwave directions. Follow the cook times closely based on the wattage of your microwave. Munch on half of the brittle, and use the rest to top a gorgeous holiday cake (see next slide).
Amaretto Cheesecake with Almond BrittleThis showstopping cheesecake features a trio of rich almond flavor. Sliced almonds give crunch to the crust, amaretto (almond-flavored liqueur) spikes the creamy filling, and 4-ingredient almond brittle provides a crunchy topping.
Peppered Peanut BrittlePepper adds an unexpected complexity and just a bit of heat to the brittle, but you can omit it for a traditional version. Wrap up pretty pieces of brittle in food-safe cellophane bags tied with a festive ribbon, saving any imperfect bits for "sampling" yourself.
Pumpkin Custards with Brittle ToppingCrunchy peanut brittle and a smooth and creamy pumpkin mixture create a perfect marriage of textures in these heavenly custards.
Microwave Pecan BrittleMicrowave Pecan Brittle makes preparing this classic candy super simple. You could also toast the pecans before making the brittle to bring our their nutty flavor and aroma.
Tangy Ice Cream with Cashew BrittleHomemade ice cream is not solely reserved for the summertime. Sour cream provides the tang in this recipe, while rich, buttery cashew brittle makes a sweet topping.
Candied Hazelnut BrittleRoasted hazelnuts are a welcome change from the traditional peanuts used to make this candy. Eat it on its own, or use it to top fluffy chocolate mousse or creamy custard.
Cinnamon Pumpkin Seed BrittleThis warmly spiced brittle is delicious on its own, but also makes a crunchy, creative garnish for your holiday pumpkin pie.
Honey Peanut BrittleMany enslaved African-Americans came from beekeeping countries; others interacted with certain Native American groups who bartered with beeswax and honey. This candy deliciously celebrates those all-but-forgotten intertwinings in early American society. It also celebrates George Washington Carver, who advocated for everything peanut.
Thai Cashew BrittleWhile peanut brittle is a classic American confection, many other countries have their own forms of the breakable candy. This spicy cashew brittle gets its Thai flavor from chile paste, lemongrass, and ginger.
Pumpkin-Hazelnut CheesecakeEveryone loves pumpkin cheesecake, but the addition of hazelnuts and Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur) in the cake-like crust give this cheesecake a flavor like no other. Hazelnut brittle is the finishing touch that sends this divine dessert over the top.
Benne BrittleBenne (sesame) seeds, sugar, and vanilla extract are the only ingredients you need to whip up this irresistible treat. Tote Benne Brittle to your next holiday party; your friends will have just as much fun saying it as they will eating it!
Almond BrittleWhen making almond brittle candy, start with a heavy non-aluminum saucepan to encourage even cooking and to prevent the mixture from over-browning. Package individual bags or tins of brittle for holiday gift-giving.