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This homemade brittle is full of toasted walnuts and sweetened with maple syrup. Perfect for holiday gift giving or entertaining.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
1 pound
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In heavy bottomed saucepan, over medium heat, stir together syrup, sugar, butter, and water until melted and creamy. Continue to gently boil and do not stir until candy thermometer reaches 300 degrees F "hard crack". Immediately stir in walnuts and carefully pour hot mixture onto an ungreased cookie sheet and spread out to a thin layer with a wooden spoon.

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  • Cool completely. Break into large pieces and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

212 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 14.4g; fat 16.9g; cholesterol 24.4mg; sodium 2.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2010
Delicious! Followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfect. Melts in your mouth. Check the humidity before you make this. If it's humid, it will not turn out at all. So good though. You have to try this! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/08/2011
I followed the recipe and it cooled but never hardened. My boyfriend was really looking forward to them... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2013
This is delicious. I've never really liked peanut brittle, but the walnuts and maple flavor go together beautifully. If it doesn't harden, it wasn't heated up to hard crack stage. I had no problems with this recipe and I live in Houston, one of the most humid places in the US. Read More
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