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Your Favorite Nut Brittle

Another amazing recipe from I got this recipe out of the Taste of Home magazine.
What a great holiday gift this would make. I made 2.25lbs last night!
I doubt we have a pound left tonight!! What a hit!
(Makes 2.25lbs)
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 cup butter, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 2-1/4 cups unsalted cashew halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

Butter a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

Reduce heat; cut remaining butter into cubes and carefully stir into syrup. Cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 280° (soft-crack stage). Add nuts; cook and stir until candy thermometer reads 295°.

Remove from the heat; stir in baking soda. Immediately pour into prepared pan. Cool; break into pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2-1/4 pounds.

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