Macadamia-Coconut Brittle

Yummy, nutty candies ready in an hour. Enjoy this any-time fun dessert.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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