Spiced Hazelnut Brittle

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Author Notes: This recipe is great for any type of nuts. It makes a great gift! nannydeb

Serves 6

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup raw hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup white Karo syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray or butter.
  2. In a 12 inch non-stick skillet, combine sugar, nuts, Karo syrup and pumpkin pie spice. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, for about 20 minutes or until it becomes caramel color.
  3. Remove from heat and add butter and baking soda, stirring until just combined.
  4. Pour onto prepared baking sheet and let cool completely.
  5. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

Tags: doubed easily, gift, Holidays

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6 months ago Bevi

I love this. I am starting to look for ideas for different brittles to give. I have hazelnuts waiting to be included in this!


over 4 years ago Midge

Something tells me this is insanely addictive.


over 4 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

does anyone have a tip for peeling hazelnuts? the one time i did it it was an hours long task for three people (ok, i exaggerate) and i never wanted to do it again. but i yearn for the taste


over 4 years ago nannydeb

I don't peel them for this recipe, but after you roast them if you roll them around and rub them in a clean dish towel it takes the husks off.


over 4 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

thanks, i think i dimly remember blanching and peeling, it seemed like a terrible mistake


over 4 years ago gingerroot

Yum, hazelnuts and pumpkin pie spice - I bet this is delicious! I too have been playing around with brittle and will post my version soon.


over 4 years ago nannydeb

Oh, good! Can't wait!


over 5 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

This is the BEST brittle EVER!!!!