Or is the protein and water in the butter also playing a major role?
Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)
HalfPint is a trusted home cook.
I've never tried it, but theoretically, it should be fine. Coconut oil has a smoke point of 350F, so making brittle was require the mixture to go up to 300-310F, the hard crack stage. The major player is the sugar. Cooking it to the hard crack stage is essentially driving off the water.
Soft pretzels and bratwursts, right this way!
An Oktoberfest Near You
11 Easy Pantry Dinners
What's New in the Neighborhood
32 ALDI Groceries We Love
The Hits Keep Coming