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Toasted Almond Brittle

30 April 2013

Almond Brittle


My mum and I made this SUPER easy recipe for brittle (courtesy of Cooking Light magazine) last weekend. Holy cow – AMAZING!! The crunchy sweetness of this almond version beats the peanut variety any day. Low fat, low calorie AND ready in under 45 minutes? Yes please!!

Enjoy, and buon appetito!



Serves: 12 to 14


1 cup finely granulated sugar

1/2 cup lightly-colored corn syrup

3/4 cup coarsely chopped almonds, toasted

1 tbsp butter

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/8 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda


1.  Line a jelly-roll pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

2.  Combine sugar and syrup in a 2-quart microwave bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes (sugar mixture will appear clear and bubbly).

3.  Stir in almonds. Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes or until mixture is a light caramel color, stirring every minute.

4.  Stir in butter, vanilla and salt. Microwave on HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes or until mixture is the color of peanut butter. Add baking soda and stir until the mixture is foamy.

5.  Quickly pour mixture onto prepared pan. Spread to 1/4-inch thickness and let stand for 30 minutes. Break brittle into pieces to serve.


Per serving:  142 calories, 4 grams fat (0.8 grams saturated), 1.3 grams protein, 27.3 grams carbohydrates, 0.8 grams fiber, 2 mg cholesterol, 0.2 mg iron, 136 mg sodium.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. 3 October 2013 11:29 pm

    Wow, this looks and sounds phenomenal! Somehow I think I could get much more excited about almond brittle than peanut brittle. I’ll bookmark this one for sure!


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