How to Make Nut Brittle

We love nut brittle and since it is super easy to make, we use it for everything from cheese boards to gifts.

Nut Brittle PIN

It is also super easy to burn holes in your flesh with molten sugar so proceed with caution.

What you need:

  1. A pan, we prefer to use the Le Creuset Cast Iron Skillet
  2. Wooden spoon
  3. Baking tray
  4. Baking paper
  5. 250 ml of sugar
  6. 125 ml of nuts of your choice, roughly chopped

Step by Step:

Step 1.  Place a sheet of baking paper on the baking tray.

Nut Brittle - Add paper to tray

Step 2. Add the sugar to the pot and heat on low. Sugar burns very easily, stir continuously. Do not leave unattended. The sugar will form lumps as it starts to melt.

Nut Brittle - Sugar Lumps

Step 3. At this point, it looks like a big old mess. Just keep stirring.

Step 4. Once the lumps dissolve, the sugar will caramelise and turn brown. Don’t let it burn.

Nut Brittle - Melted Brown Sugar

Step 5. Once the sugar is a nice caramel colour, pour the liquid onto the baking sheet. Work fast, but be careful, this is very hot.

Nut Brittle - Pour Sugar on Baking Sheet

Step 6. Immediately sprinkle the chopped nuts over the molten sugar. It cools quickly, so you’ll have to work fast or the nuts won’t sink into the sugar.

Nut Brittle - Add nuts

Step 7. Leave to harden.

Step 8. Once it is hard, break it into chunks.

Nut Brittle - let nuts settle

Some ideas as to where you can use Nut Brittle are cheese boards, ice cream, dessert topping, salads, gifts and more. Here you can see where we added it to our cheese board:

How to layer a cheese board - peanut brittle

Here’s a list of what you’ll need to make nut brittle:

How to Nut Brittle Printable

Have a happy day!

Mia & Blair


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