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Hickory Nut Brittle recipe

If hickory nuts are not available in yourarea, substitute filberts, almonds, walnuts or peanuts.

Recipe: Hickory Nut Brittle

2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup water
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups chopped hickory nuts
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • Butter two 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking sheets;set aside.
  • In a heavy 3-quart saucepan combine sugar,corn syrup and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugardissolves. Continue cooking until mixture boils; stir in butter.Continue cooking, without stirring, to 230°F (110°C).Then cook and stir to 280°F (135°C). Stir in nuts; cook,stirring constantly to 300°F (150°C). Remove pan fromheat.
  • Quickly stir in baking soda and vanilla,mixing well. Immediately pour into prepared baking sheets, spreadingcandy to an even thickness. As candy cools, stretch it thinnerby lifting and pulling with 2 forks.
  • Break candy into pieces when cool.

    Makes about 2 pounds.

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    Pecans, walnuts, hickories and other nuts add crunch and flavor to our recipes for cakes, pies, sweet breads, salads and main dishes.

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