Almond Brittle

Almond Brittle Recipe
Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Paige Hicks

Substitute pecans, walnuts, peanuts, or pine nuts for almonds, if you prefer.

Yield:

Serves 13

Total time: 45 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 142
Fat 4 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Monofat 2.2 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 1.3 g
Carbohydrate 27.3 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Sodium 136 mg
Calcium 19 mg

Ingredients

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light-colored corn syrup
3/4 cup coarsely chopped almonds, toasted
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

Preparation

1. Line a jelly-roll pan with parchment paper. Combine sugar and syrup in a 2-quart glass bowl. Microwave at HIGH 3 minutes (sugar mixture will be clear and bubbly). Stir in almonds. Microwave at HIGH 3 minutes or until mixture is a light caramel color, stirring every minute. Stir in butter, vanilla, and salt. Microwave at HIGH 1 1/2 minutes or until mixture is the color of peanut butter. Add baking soda, and stir until texture is foamy. Quickly pour mixture onto prepared pan. Spread to 1/4-inch thickness. Let stand 30 minutes. Break brittle into pieces, and store in an airtight container for up to a week.