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Western Nut Brittle

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  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄8 Pound (1/4 Cup)
  Soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon (If Nuts Are Unsalted, Use 3/4 Teaspoon)
  Coarsely chopped nuts 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Roasted Or Unroasted)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon

In a saucepan stir together sugar and water; add butter.
Bring to a boil and cook rapidly, stirring occasionally until mixture begins to turn golden, then stirring frequently to prevent burning.
When temperature reaches 310° (hard crack stage), remove candy from heat and blend in soda mixed with salt.
Stir into foaming mixture the nuts and vanilla; pour immediately onto a buttered marble slab or a large, rimmed, buttered baking sheet.
Let cool just until you can touch it.
With buttered hands, pull candy as thin as possible, letting ribbons form, and break into pieces (work from edge of candy towards the center).
Store in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2450 Calories from Fat 1119

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 123 g188.6%

Saturated Fat 41.9 g209.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 121.9 mg40.6%

Sodium 2170.3 mg90.4%

Total Carbohydrates 326 g108.7%

Dietary Fiber 10.2 g40.9%

Sugars 305.5 g

Protein 31 g62.2%

Vitamin A 28.3% Vitamin C

Calcium 22.2% Iron 0.31%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Western Nut Brittle Recipe