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Rating: 4.2/5 (40 votes cast)

Meal Type: Dessert
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Cook Method: Oven, Stove
Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine: American
     Serving Size: 8 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 486
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 30g
Saturated Fat 3g
Unsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 4mg
Sodium 143mg
Total Carbohydrate 52g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 26g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A  1%Vitamin C  0%
Calcium  15%Iron  10%
Potassium  10%Vitamin E  20%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Almond Brittle

Date Added: April 05, 2016
This is a simple recipe for an old fashioned family favorite. You will love the many variations you can try with this recipe from peanuts to hazelnuts. Get creative!


1 3/4 cups Unblanched Almonds Whole,
1 1/3 cups Blanched Almonds chopped
3/4 cup Brown Sugar Packed
2/3 cup Light Corn Syrup
1/4 cup Water
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla or flavor
1/4 teaspoon Almond Extract or flavor
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1. Preheat oven to 325 F.

2. Place whole and chopped almonds on a jelly-roll pan and toast them for 15 min. in oven, tossing and stirring occasionally. Turn off heat and leave nuts in oven. They must be warm when added to syrup.

3. In heavy 1 1/2 qt. saucepan, stir together brn. sugar, corn syrup, water and salt. Swirl over high heat until sugar dissolves, washing down sides of pan with wet brush to remove any sugar crystals. Boil to 290 F. on candy thermometer without stirring.

4. Meanwhile, butter lge. baking sheet and a metal spatula.

5. When syrup is ready, remove from the heat and stir in the hot nuts, then butter, vanilla, and almond extract.

6. Pour candy onto baking sheet and press out as flat as possible with spatula. Let cool.

7. Remove the brittle from the pan and break into serving pcs. Pack airtight and store for 24 hrs. before serving to let flavor develop. Will keep for many weeks. Yield: 1 1/4 lbs.

Comments on Almond Brittle Recipe:

Posted by a Visitor - September 23, 2009
what is unblanched?
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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is low-cholesterol with 3.88mg per serving

This recipe is high in Vitamin E with 20% of your daily recommended intake per serving.
Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Tree Nuts, Butter, Corn, Almonds, Natural Sweeteners allergies.
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