• Cooking Time: 30
  • Servings: Varies
  • Preparation Time:


This has been in the family since before my time. Use any kind of nuts you want. I usually use a can of fancy mixed nuts.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups nuts
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • Use candy thermometer


  • Heat and stir sugar, syrup and water in a heavy 3-quart saucepan until the sugar dissolves.
  • Cook over medium heat to soft ball stage (234 degrees).
  • Add nuts at 250 degrees.
  • Cook to hard crack stage (290 degrees), stirring often.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Quickly, stir in butter and soda.
  • Beat to a froth for a few seconds.
  • Pour at once onto 2 well-buttered 15-1/2x10-1/2x1-inch pans or a non-stick silicon mat, spreading with spatula.
  • If desired, cool slightly and pull with forks to stretch thin.
  • Break up when cold.
  • Yield: About 1-1/2 pounds of brittle

Categories: Brittle 
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