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🌰 Pecan Brittle

Pecan Brittle

⏲ Total Time
2.00 hours

🧂 Ingredients

  • 🌰 142 g pecans
  • 🥤 0.5 tsp baking soda
  • 🧂 0.5 tsp salt
  • 🍬 150 g granulated sugar
  • 🧈 57 g unsalted butter
  • 💧 some water

🍳 Cookware

  • 1 small container
  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 sheet pan
  • 1 parchment paper

📝 Instructions

Step 1

Toast the coarsely chopped pecans.

Step 2

Combine the baking soda and salt in a small container and mix.

Step 3

Add granulated sugar and unsalted butter to a saucepan. Add a little bit of water to help bind everything together.

Step 4

Stir in the beginning to encourage the sugar to dissolve into the butter until the mixture comes to a boil.

Step 5

Switch to swirling to even out the heat and temperature and prevent crystallization.

Step 6

Cook until the mixture becomes a deep amber.

Step 7

Kill the heat and add in the toasted pecans and give the mixture a stir to ensure that the pecans are well coated.

Step 8

Add the baking soda and salt mixture that'll cause a foaming effect and stir rapidly.

Step 9

Quickly transfer the mixture to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper while the mixture is till hot and spread into a single layer.

Step 10

Let cool to room temperature for about 2 hours and break up into small pieces.

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