Friday, October 29, 2010

Quick and Easy Pecan Brittle

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!
Pecan Brittle!
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons chopped pecans

  1. 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. 
  2. In heavy 2-quart saucepan, heat sugar and water on medium until mixture turns golden, about 5-8 minutes. 
  3. With a heat-safe spatula, stir in pecans and cook 30 seconds. 
  4. 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. 
  5. Let brittle cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  6. 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!!

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