Oxmoor House
Makes about 1 1/2 pounds

This three-ingredient almond brittle has a rich, buttery flavor that is sure to delight your gift-recipients. Package in a pretty bowl, cellophane bag, or paper-lined gift box. The brittle will keep in an airtight container for up to one week.


How to Make It

Step 1

Butter a large baking sheet; set aside.

Step 2

Combine sugar and water in a 3-quart heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring gently to dissolve sugar. Wash down crystals on sides of pan with a small brush dipped in hot water. Insert a candy thermometer. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat; cook until thermometer reaches 280 degrees, washing down crystals occasionally.

Step 3

Reduce heat to medium; stir in butter and almonds. Mixture will crystallize, but continue to cook until mixture melts and thermometer registers 306 degrees, stirring often to blend melting sugar with crystallized sugar. Quickly pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Let cool. When hardened, break into pieces. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

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Ratings & Reviews

Kashkow1's Review

December 15, 2013
Something is off on this recipe. Followed directions to the letter and ran out of liquid before reaching 250. Ruined a pan in the process. Not trying a second time.