I love to eat brittle and I found this recipe on the Good House Keeping website, it's super easy and quick to make and you can pretty much use any type of nuts you want. It makes a really cute garnish to put on top of pumpkin pie or ice cream. You can even just eat them as a snack and pack them up in cute little bags to give your friends since the recipe is super simple and delicious!
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
- Line a large cookie sheet with foil and place cookie sheet on wire rack since the foil and cookie sheet will get very hot when topped with the caramel/nut mixture.
- In heavy 2-quart saucepan, heat sugar and water on medium until mixture turns golden, about 5-8 minutes.
- With a heat-safe spatula, stir in pecans and cook 30 seconds.
- Working quickly and carefully, pour hot caramel/nut mixture onto foil and carefully lift and tilt cookie sheet slightly (holding foil in place) to spread caramel into a thin even layer.
- Let brittle cool completely, about 30 minutes.
- When cool, peel foil away, and break brittle into pieces, pack up as sweet snack or use as a garnish.
|Cookie sheet lined with foil.|
|Cooking the sugar and water until it's golden brown.|
|Spreading the caramel/nut mixture on the foil.|
|Breaking the brittle into pieces!|
|Using the pecan brittle as a garnish for pumpkin ice cream! yum!!|