Chocolate covered nut brittle

by Suzanne on December 14, 2012

in Sweet Things

My inspiration for this brittle came from an excellent food blogger Sylvie from gourmande in the kitchen. In fact this mixed nut brittle wasn’t supposed to end up this way at all, but it tasted too good not to share it.  A picture on pinterest caught my eye and it was Sylvie’s nutty chewy candy that you normally find in a nice box of chocolates like See’s candy.  After seeing the photos I knew I wanted to try to make them. I Liked that the recipe called for honey a natural sugar but I cooked my honey mixture too long, and what would have been chewy became hard crack and I actually loved it. I will try again for the chewy texture I was looking for to begin with, but for now this sweet and salty mixed nut brittle satisfies my crunch tooth. Nut loving people would appreciate a non-typical brittle as a gift during the holidays. Using honey as the sweetener gives this brittle a bit of a different taste more nutty flavored than regular brittle. Any nut mixture would work well just use what you love.

Chocolate covered nut brittle

Ingredients:
1/2 cup honey 168g
2 T. butter 28g
1 cup of whole raw almonds 120g roasted
1 cup raw walnuts roasted 120g
1/2 cup raw pumpkins seeds roasted
4.5 oz. of dark chocolate
fine sea salt

Directions:
Step 1: Line 7 X 11 in. pan with parchment paper; set aside.
Step 2: Roast the nuts on a cookie sheet in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes, stirring half way through the cook time.
Step 3: Heat honey, butter and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan over medium heat for about 10 minutes until it begins to thicken and turn a deep golden caramel color.
Step 4: Remove the pan from heat, fold the chopped nuts in the pan and stir until well coated.
and pour into the lined baking pan. Spread out with the back of a rubber spatula. Let cool on counter until hardened.
Step 5: After the brittle has hardened. Chop chocolate into small pieces and melt in a double boiler or in the microwave at 30 second increments stirring after each increment until the chocolate is melted.
Step 6: Break the brittle into pieces with another piece of parchment paper and then drizzle the chocolate over the top. Sprinkle salt over the chocolate and wait until it is cooled completely. Store nut brittle in an air tight container.

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1 Laura (Tutti Dolci) December 14, 2012 at 11:46 pm

I love brittle, this looks delicious!

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2 Suzanne December 19, 2012 at 1:46 am

thanks Laura :)

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3 Vicki Bensinger December 15, 2012 at 1:56 am

This sounds delicious and I love how it glistens. Great recipe and so simple.

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4 Suzanne December 19, 2012 at 1:47 am

thanks Vicki xoxo

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5 CCU December 15, 2012 at 3:51 am

What a beautifully delicious christmas gift :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

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6 Suzanne December 19, 2012 at 1:37 am

Thank you dear :)

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7 Patty December 15, 2012 at 10:07 am

Yummy! Love the honey in your nut brittle…looks so good and perfect for gift giving this coming week;-) All my best wishes Suzanne xxooxx

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8 Suzanne December 19, 2012 at 1:36 am

Thanks Patty, I love honey in it too. xoxo

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9 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} December 15, 2012 at 10:58 am

Love, love this brittle! Oh and See’s is my favorite candy on earth. Might just have to make this for the holidays! Happy Saturday!!

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10 Suzanne December 19, 2012 at 1:37 am

Lisa, my family loves See’s candy, it’s always around every holiday!

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11 Magic of Spice December 16, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Oh wow, these would be dangerous around me :)

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12 Suzanne December 19, 2012 at 1:35 am

Believe me I know what you mean!

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13 Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings December 16, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I love Sylvie’s blog, too! I’m sure this nut brittle is wonderful. Brittles are my dad’s favorite! If I don’t get too lazy this christmas, maybe I’ll make him some…Have a wonderful week ahead, Suzanne, although I know it may be quite difficult, in light of the recent tragedy in Newtown, CT. As a mother, our hearts go out to all the victims and those they left behind…

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14 Suzanne December 19, 2012 at 1:33 am

Thank you Jen, you are so sweet and yes our hearts do go out to the families that are left behind.

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15 Terra December 16, 2012 at 11:10 pm

I just said today, I need to make peanut brittle. BUT this sounds soooooo much better! I love the addition of pumpkin seeds:-) Hugs, Terra

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16 Suzanne December 19, 2012 at 1:34 am

thank you sweet Terra! xoxo

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17 Carol | a cup of mascarpone December 17, 2012 at 7:12 am

Holy deliciousness…this looks wonderful, Suzannne!!!

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18 Suzanne December 19, 2012 at 1:48 am

thanks Carol!

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19 Sophie December 18, 2012 at 3:17 am

A very festive & tasty looking food gift too! :) Looks spectacular even: really tasty food!

Happy Holidays to you & your lovely family!!

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20 Suzanne December 19, 2012 at 1:32 am

Thank you Sophie, hope your holidays are happy too :)

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21 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction December 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Oh, this looks wonderful! Love that you use dark chocolate!

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22 Suzanne December 19, 2012 at 1:54 am

Thank you Jess!

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23 Salad in a Jar December 19, 2012 at 6:31 am

Looks like you have the touch with candy, something I seem to have difficulties with. Very nice.

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