Spiced Pecan Brittle


Spiced Pecan Brittle

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Nut candy brittle served on a plate

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    Although this recipe uses pecans, you can use any nuts you want within this brittle recipe. Get crazy and try pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds), almonds, walnuts, or the traditional peanut. 

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    Servings and Ingredients

    2 c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar
    1 c. light Karo syrup
    ½ c. water
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee butter
    2 c. Planters pecans
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee vanilla
    1 ½ tsp. Hy-Vee baking soda
    1 tsp. McCormick pumpkin pie spice


    1. Generously butter a 12-by-18-inch baking sheet. Set aside
    2. In a Dutch oven, heat the sugar, corn syrup, water and butter to 275 degrees, stirring occasionally.
    3. Stir in pecans. Continue cooking until temperature reaches 300 degrees, stirring constantly.
    4. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla, baking soda and pie spice.
    5. Pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet and let cool.
    6. Break into bite-size pieces and store in air-tight container.

    Nutrition facts


    50 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 3g
    • Cholesterol: 0mg
    • Sodium: 35mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 8g
    • Protein: 0g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 0%
    Vitamin C 0%
    Iron 0%
    Calcium 0%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Holiday 2007.