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Easy Pecan Brittle

No recipe image available.Try this easy pecan brittle as a great alternative to the peanut variety.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped raw pecans
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon baking soda

Cooking Directions:

  1. Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.
  2. Combine sugar, light corn syrup, water and salt in a large, heavy saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat. Add chopped pecans; continue cooking, stirring frequently, until mixture reaches 300°F (150°C) on candy thermometer or until syrup, when dropped into very cold water, separates into threads which are hard and brittle. Remove from heat and stir in butter and baking soda.
  3. Pour onto prepared baking sheet. Cool completely before breaking into pieces.

Makes about 2 dozen pieces.