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Salted Caramel Nut Brittle for Christmas

There is no time like Christmas to try out new and fun recipes to treat your taste buds!

Our special Christmas recipe for this festive season is `Salted Caramel Nut Brittle.'

Perfect for holiday gift giving or dished up as a delicious desert after lunch or complimented with an afternoon snack. There are so many reasons to create this Christmas delight.

Nothing beats homemade. So lets start in your kitchen!

What you need:

  • About 3 cups of mixed nuts. We like the salted peanuts to give it a real sweat and salty taste.
  • ½ bag of pretzels. One for the tray, one for you.
  • 2 cups (400 grams) of sugar. Just think of the walking you will do when shopping ;)
  • ½ cups (118 ml) water. Everyone loves water.
  • ½ cup (113 grams) unsalted butter. It has to happen.
  • ⅓ cup (100 grams) light corn syrup. We are aiming for the perfect silky caramel colour.
  • Coarse salt, for sprinkling. Of course!

Now lets get started!

1.Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Spread the pretzels and nuts onto baking paper over a sheet pan and toast in the oven for 5 minutes, just until the nuts begin to turn golden brown.

2.In a heavy bottomed saucepan, combine the sugar, water, butter and corn syrup over medium low heat. Stir until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. This will take some time so please be patience. Don’t stray from the pot and continue to stir. As it cooks, it will caramelize, thicken and turn golden brown.

3.As soon as the caramel is smooth, move quickly, pour the caramel over the nuts and pretzels and smooth across while still hot. Use the back of a spoon to spread out the mixture as thin as you can (mixture will be thick). Sprinkle generously with coarse salt.

4.If you want to dress the brittle with melted chocolate then go right ahead ;)

5.Let the brittle sit for 30 minutes until cool. Break the brittle into small chunks.

6.The Salted Caramel Nut Brittle will keep, stored in a cool dry place, for up to a few weeks.

Now time for the taste testing!

Enjoy and share!

Have a very Merry Christmas!