We love nut brittle and since it is super easy to make, we use it for everything from cheese boards to gifts.
It is also super easy to burn holes in your flesh with molten sugar so proceed with caution.
What you need:
- A pan, we prefer to use the Le Creuset Cast Iron Skillet
- Wooden spoon
- Baking tray
- Baking paper
- 250 ml of sugar
- 125 ml of nuts of your choice, roughly chopped
Step by Step:
Step 1. Place a sheet of baking paper on the baking 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.
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.
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.
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.
Step 7. Leave to harden.
Step 8. Once it is hard, break it into chunks.
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:
Here’s a list of what you’ll need to make nut brittle:
Have a happy day!
Mia & Blair