Paula’s Nutty Brittle From Savannah’s Candy Man

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Paula’s Nutty Brittle From Savannah’s Candy Man Paula’s Nutty Brittle From Savannah’s Candy Man Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 3-4 servings
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Expert

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1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup macadamias
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup pecans
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup water
1 1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 1/2 cup sugar
4 tablespoon butter
3 teaspoon baking soda


In a nonstick saucepan, heat and stir sugar, corn syrup, water, and salt over medium heat until sugar has dissolved. Over high heat, using a candy thermometer, cook sugar mixture to a hard crack stage (290 degrees F).

Add nuts and butter and cook to 300 degrees F stirring all the time to keep the nuts from burning. Pull off heat at 300 degrees F and stir in baking soda while beating to froth for 30 seconds.

Pour at once on to 4 well buttered 15 1/2 by 10 by 1-inch pans. Spread with a spatula as thin as possible. As the brittle cools you may use gloves to hand stretch the brittle which will give it a better eating quality.

This brittle has a great shelf life, if kept in airtight zip locks or containers; it will keep for 2 months.

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Reader Comments:


Wonderful! We used this recipe to make our holiday treats for family and friends this year! They ALL loved every piece! The recipe does need some patience, but if the directions are followed to the "T"...YUMMINESS will ABOUND! (The glove "thing" is not necessary.) Enjoy! Thanks Paula Deen!

By Syl on December 18, 2011


I enjoy your recipes.

By Yvonne WilkesI on December 22, 2010


This recipe is awful!

By Harriet on December 14, 2010


By Anonymous on January 28, 2010

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