Macadamia-Coconut Brittle

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

1
cup sugar
1/2
cup light corn syrup
1/4
cup water
2
tablespoons butter
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
cup coconut

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Butter cookie sheet and large saucepan. In buttered saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and water; mix well. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook until candy thermometer registers 275°F. (soft-crack stage).
  • 2 Add butter, vanilla and nuts; cook, stirring constantly, until thermometer registers 300°F. (hard-crack stage). Remove from heat. Add baking soda; mix well. Stir in coconut.
  • 3 Quickly pour mixture onto buttered cookie sheet; spread very thinly. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled. (After 5 to 10 minutes of cooling, brittle can be stretched thinner with 2 forks.) Break into pieces.
  • 1 Butter cookie sheet and large saucepan. In buttered saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and water; mix well. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook until candy thermometer registers 275°F. (soft-crack stage).
  • 2 Add butter, vanilla and nuts; cook, stirring constantly, until thermometer registers 300°F. (hard-crack stage). Remove from heat. Add baking soda; mix well. Stir in coconut.
  • 3 Quickly pour mixture onto buttered cookie sheet; spread very thinly. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled. (After 5 to 10 minutes of cooling, brittle can be stretched thinner with 2 forks.) Break into pieces.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Adding corn syrup to cooked candy recipes helps prevent sugar crystals from forming. In this recipe, the corn syrup keeps the brittle clear and crisp instead of cloudy and sugary.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Piece
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
75mg
75%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.