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Caramel Salted Nut Brittle

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  Macadamia nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped (Shelled Salted, 125 Milliliter)
  Shelled pistachios 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped (125 Milliliter)
  Vegetable oil/Butter 1 Teaspoon (For greasing)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs) (500 Milliliter)
  Corn syrup 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (125 Milliliter)
  Water 60 Milliliter (0.25 Cup)
  Salted butter 2 Tablespoon (30 Milliliter)
  Pure vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon (2 Milliliter)
  Coarse salt 1 Teaspoon (5 Milliliter)

Toast chopped macadamia nuts in a dry skillet over medium heat until lightly golden and fragrant, approx. 
5 min. Mix in pistachios. Set aside. Generously grease a rimmed baking sheet with butter or vegetable oil. Set aside.

In a medium-size heavy saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and water over medium heat. Stir occasionally until dissolved, then cook without stirring, brushing down the sides of saucepan with a pastry brush dipped in cold water (to prevent bits of sugar from hardening on the pan's sides). Cook 10 min. until "soft ball" stage (see baking know-how) or a candy thermometer reads 234°F (112°C).

Stir butter into sugar mixture and cook 10 to 15 min. longer, until "hard crack" stage or a candy thermometer reads 300°F (150°C). Remove from heat.

Working quickly, use a heatproof spatula to stir in vanilla, nuts and baking soda and pour onto prepared baking sheet, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with salt. Cool completely before breaking into pieces.

Recipe Summary

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As a kid we have always loved nut brittles. This is a classic Salted Caramel Nut Brittle recipe from Sobeys. I know for a fact that all the kids will love it. This will make a good Halloween candy for those little Trick or Treaters knocking at your doors! Enjoy!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3407 Calories from Fat 1096

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 130 g199.6%

Saturated Fat 30.2 g150.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 64.5 mg21.5%

Sodium 2761.7 mg115.1%

Total Carbohydrates 570 g190.1%

Dietary Fiber 18.4 g73.7%

Sugars 456 g

Protein 31 g61.8%

Vitamin A 28.6% Vitamin C 11.6%

Calcium 22.9% Iron 45.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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