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Almond Brittle Recipe

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Candy
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: American

Description

The nutty flavor of this almond brittle is so addictive! Don't be intimidated by making this homemade candy. It is as easy to make as it is irresistible!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 cup Slivered Almonds
  • 2 Tbs . Butter (room temp (room temp is a must))
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees to toast the almonds.
  2. Spread the almond slivers across a baking sheet or cookie sheet in an even layer.
  3. Toast at 350 degrees for 4 minutes.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Butter a baking sheet to pour the hot brittle on.  Butter it WELL!!! Parchment paper or wax paper will not work here.
  6. Set the buttered pan aside with 2 forks to stretch the hot brittle.
  7. Measure out the almonds, baking soda and the butter and place them next to where you will be cooking the brittle so that you can add it when needed.  You can't walk away from the cooking brittle to measure things out so make sure you have those things ready.  
  8. Also, it is important that the butter is room temperature or it will cool in the brittle too fast and not blend in as well.
  9. Combine sugar, corn syrup, salt, and water in a non-stick 3 to 4 quart pot or medium saucepan.
  10. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  11. Attach a candy thermometer to the side of your pot.  You will need to be constantly stirring from here on out with a wooden spoon or a heatproof spatula.
  12. If sugar crystals stick to the side of the pan you can wash them down with a pastry brush dipped in water.
  13. Once the candy has reached 300 degrees (hard crack stage), remove it from the heat and immediately stir in the butter, baking soda and toasted almonds.
  14. Pour the hot almond brittle onto the buttered baking sheet.
  15. Working quickly, use two forks to stretch and pull the almond brittle into a thin layer roughly a 14 x 12 rectangle.
  16. Cool completely and snap into pieces.

Notes

  • As with any candy recipe, please don't use substitutes for any of the ingredients.

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