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Chocolate Almond Brittle

Here in Kern County, there are thousands of acres of almond orchards. I like to experiment with recipes-always trying to come up with something new. This candy is the result of altering, adding and a lot of taste testing (somebody had to do it!). I think it turned out rather well.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 1 pound

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 pound dark or milk chocolate candy coating

Directions

  • In a 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine the sugar, corn syrup and salt. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2-1/2 minutes. Stir in almonds; cook on high for 2-1/2 minutes. Add the butter and vanilla; cook on high for 1 minute.
  • Stir in baking soda. As soon as the mixture foams, quickly pour onto a greased metal baking sheet. Cool completely. Break into 2-in. pieces.
  • Melt chocolate coating in a microwave. Dip one side of brittle in chocolate and place on waxed paper to harden. Store in an airtight container.
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  • 2124arizona
    Jul 21, 2017

    This is so easy to make and it turned out perfect! This chocolate coating makes it extra special!

  • gld2bmom
    Oct 1, 2015

    This brittle was so easy to make and it tastes delicious! I will definitely add this recipe to my list of Christmas treats for friends and family!

  • LegalSec
    Dec 20, 2013

    I agree with DeDe71. My brittle too was somewhat soft and stuck to our fillings. The cooking times need to be extended as it did not reach soft crack stage which is 280 degrees. Would not make again, wasted alot of ingredients. Would use a candy thermometer recipe.

  • DeDe71
    Dec 18, 2013

    Taste good, but my brittle is kind of soft too. When I broke into pieces it seemed hard like brittle should be, but as I eat it, it's chewy and sticks to my teeth.

  • cooper129
    Nov 25, 2013

    My Brittle is not getting hard...any suggestions?

  • greeneyedsuzi
    Dec 30, 2011

    Have made this recipe for years. Give it away for Christmas. Any ideas on how to double the recipe?

  • cooknbake
    Dec 12, 2011

    This is best brittle ever. Whats not to like almonds, chocolate plus its easy to put together. A must for Christmas table.

  • Katrinamellon
    Jul 3, 2010

    Very good! My husband asks me to make it a lot. The chocolate takes a while to set, so make it early:)

  • krystaljoy
    Feb 1, 2010

    No comment left

  • walkindude
    Dec 18, 2009

    I make this for my Dad every year for his birthday and sends the tin home with me for a refill next year. Everyone asks for this recipe and it is fast and simple!