Rainforest Brittle

Rainforest Brittle 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Rainforest Brittle 150

A trio of nuts packs this brittle full of flavour. If you would like to have some traditional peanut brittle, just substitute 2 cups (500 mL) skinned roasted unsalted peanuts for the nuts.

  • Portion size 35 servings
  • Credits : Holiday Best: 2008 - on newsstands now!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cups each Brazil Nuts cashew and macadamia nuts, halved or coarsely chopped

Method

In large heavy saucepan, stir together sugar, corn syrup and water. Bring to boil over medium heat; cook, without stirring but brushing down side of pan with pastry brush dipped in cold water, for about 10 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 234°F (112°C), or soft-ball stage when 1 tsp (5 mL) hot syrup dropped into cold water forms soft, pliable ball.

Stir in butter and salt ; cook for about 10 minutes or until 300°F (149°C), or hard-crack stage when 1 tsp (5 mL) hot syrup dropped into cold water forms hard brittle threads. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Stir in baking soda. Stir in Brazil, cashew and macadamia nuts.

Immediately pour onto greased baking sheet. Using greased spatula, spread thinly over pan. Let brittle cool. Break into pieces.

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Sodium 63 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 113.0
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Cholesterol 2 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 16 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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