butter brittle recipe


  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of light colored corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 cup of butter (2 sticks)
  • 3 cups of nuts of your choice (amazing with almonds, peanuts or cashews as well!)
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda

Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in a 3 quart saucepan. Stir sugar to dissolve. Bring to boil, add butter and stir until it melts. Clip candy thermometer onto the side of the pan. Continue to boil at a medium low heat, stir occasionally until temperature reaches 280°F. This is the soft crack stage. Stir in nuts mixed with baking soda and boil for a few more minutes. Remove from heat, pour onto buttered cookie sheet and stretch with forks.

Nutrition facts:

  • Calories: many
  • Nutriates: 0
  • Happiness factor: high

Auntie Rita