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.

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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