Sunday, July 26, 2009

Mixed Nut Brittle

1 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup water
4 cups mixed nuts
2 teaspoon butter plus 2 tablespoons butter divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and water. Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat. Uncover and cook until a candy thermometer reads 290 (soft crack stage)
Meanwhile grease a 15X10X1" baking pan with 2 teapoons butter: set aside. Place nuts in two ungreased 15X10X1" baking pan: baking at 325 for 10-15 minutes or until warm. (keep warm till ready to use)
Remove sugar mixture from the heat, carefully stir in the nuts, vanilla, salt and remaining butter. Quickly spread into prepared pan. Cool completely: break into pieces.
Yield 2 1/2 pounds

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