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Maple-Nut Brittle

Enjoy these delicious nutty candies made with maple syrup and salted nuts - perfect for a dessert.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

1
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup maple-flavored syrup
1
can (about 12 ounces) lightly salted mixed nuts (2 cups)
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1
teaspoon baking soda

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  • 1 Heat oven to 200º. Generously butter large cookie sheet; keep warm in oven.
  • 2 Mix brown sugar and maple syrup in 8-cup microwavable measure. Microwave uncovered on High 5 minutes. Stir in nuts.
  • 3 Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 7 minutes or until syrup is bubbling and nuts are toasted--syrup will be very hot. Stir in butter.
  • 4 Microwave uncovered 1 minute. Quickly and thoroughly stir in baking soda until mixture is light and foamy. Pour onto cookie sheet; quickly spread candy.
  • 5 Cool 30 to 60 minutes or until hardened. Break into pieces. Store candy in airtight container at room temperature up to 2 weeks.
  • 1 Heat oven to 200º. Generously butter large cookie sheet; keep warm in oven.
  • 2 Mix brown sugar and maple syrup in 8-cup microwavable measure. Microwave uncovered on High 5 minutes. Stir in nuts.
  • 3 Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 7 minutes or until syrup is bubbling and nuts are toasted--syrup will be very hot. Stir in butter.
  • 4 Microwave uncovered 1 minute. Quickly and thoroughly stir in baking soda until mixture is light and foamy. Pour onto cookie sheet; quickly spread candy.
  • 5 Cool 30 to 60 minutes or until hardened. Break into pieces. Store candy in airtight container at room temperature up to 2 weeks.

Tips

Expert Tips

If you're not fond of mixed nuts, feel free to use an equal amount of your favorite nut. Out of maple syrup? Use corn syrup instead.

For a festive touch, drizzle melted semisweet chocolate or white baking chips in a zigzag pattern over nut brittle.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Candy
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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