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Pinon Brittle

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CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 30 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

Recipe Coursedessert

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Moodfestive

Taste and Texturecrunchy, nutty, sweet

Type of Dishdessert

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil, for the jelly roll pan
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2½ cups roasted pinon nuts
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Candy thermometer
  • Jelly roll pan

Instructions

  1. Generously coat a jelly roll pan with vegetable oil. In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar and corn syrup with ¼ cup water. Bring to a boil and cook until the mixture reaches the soft crack stage (250°). Add the butter and nuts. Return to the heat and cook to the hard crack stage (295°). Remove from the heat. Stir in the baking soda. Pour the brittle quickly over the oiled pan and spread as thin as possible wit a spatula. When the candy begins to harden, flip the brittle until completely cooled. Break into irregular pieces. Store in airtight containers.

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