Saturday, July 11, 2009

Best Pecan Brittle

I have not tried this recipe, but I do love pecan brittle.

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 stick butter
1" square of paraffin
2 cups pecan halves
2 teaspoons baking soda

Microwave sugar, syrup and butter 3 minutes on high. Stir in paraffin and allow to melt. Add nuts and mix well. Microwave on high setting for 10-12 minutes, checking nuts several times to make sure they don't burn. Add soda, quickly stir and pour onto greased surface. Cool and break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Variations:
Substitute light brown sugar and maple syrup for sugar and corn syrup. Also try peanuts, almonds, cashews, walnuts and coconut combiinations.

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