Spiced Hazelnut Brittle

December 17, 2009

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
In This Recipe


  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.

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Reviews (8) Questions (0)

8 Reviews

Bevi October 27, 2014
I love this. I am starting to look for ideas for different brittles to give. I have hazelnuts waiting to be included in this!
Midge October 13, 2010
Something tells me this is insanely addictive.
luvcookbooks October 12, 2010
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
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nannydeb October 12, 2010
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.
luvcookbooks October 13, 2010
thanks, i think i dimly remember blanching and peeling, it seemed like a terrible mistake
gingerroot October 11, 2010
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.
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nannydeb October 12, 2010
Oh, good! Can't wait!
aargersi December 17, 2009
This is the BEST brittle EVER!!!!