• The Best Almond Brittle

    By food contributor Brittany
    almond brittle

    December is here which means it’s time for baking and candy making…at least in my house! :) This is my absolute favorite Christmas treat.  Growing up, my mother and I would make endless batches of this almond brittle to give out to family and friends and every time I eat it, it brings me straight back to my childhood.  It’s extremely addicting and I usually have to make at least 2 batches because by the time I’m ready to package it up, half of it is gone!
     almond brittle
    Keep reading for the recipe and more pictures…Almond Brittle
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1 tbsp. light Karo syrup
    1. c of almond slivers
    1 cube butter
    1/2 c. sugar
    • candy thermometer
    • wooden spoon
    almond brittle
    1. Prepare a cookie sheet with lightly buttered/greased parchment paper.
    1. Add butter, vanilla, Karo syrup, and sugar to saucepan and turn to med-high heat.
    2. Stirring constantly bring it up to 300°- 310°F (hard crack candy stage) .  You will notice a color change from a light brown to a deep caramel brown.
    3. Right before it hits 300°F  add in slivered almonds and continue to stir until it is just above 300° or until it hits the hard crack stage on your thermometer .
    4. Immediately remove from heat and pour onto prepared parchment paper. Smooth flat with wooden spoon.
    5. Once cooled you can either take a knife to crack the brittle or lift up the parchment paper and break with your hands.
    6. Enjoy!!
    peanut brittle
    This is also a great base recipe to be creative with, you can melt a layer of chocolate and top with nuts or peppermint candies!
    peanut brittle

    1. Sid said… December 5, 2013 1:32 am

      Had to Google Karo syrup. It isn’t a brand that we have in South Africa. Now looking for the best substitute. Any suggestions?

    2. Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! said… December 3, 2013 5:18 pm

      Yum, yum, yum! I was instantly drawn in by your beautiful pictures. The possibilities to this recipe are endless.

    3. Margie said… December 3, 2013 7:00 am

      This looks great, but what’s a ‘cube of butter’?

      • Liz Stanley said… December 3, 2013 8:30 am

        Just a stick of butter, or 1/2 cup of butter

    4. PARIS BEE kids blog said… December 3, 2013 4:26 am

      Omg, this looks so delicious!!!!!!! Too dangerous obviously for me to make at home ;-)

      xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

    5. Nancy R said… December 2, 2013 4:48 pm

      Oh how yummy, great neighbor gift too

    6. Jennifer j said… December 2, 2013 3:15 pm

      These look so delicious. I was thinking of making peppermint bark but you might have changed my mind!

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