Jelly Bean Brittle

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Recipe: #29680

June 08, 2018

"posted for "you want a what" a recipe posting game 2016 Honestly I don't think I would eat this lol"

Original recipe yields 20 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (61.6 g)
  • Calories 150.3
  • Total Fat - 2.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 6.1 mg
  • Sodium - 205.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 33.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 32.4 g
  • Protein - 0.3 g
  • Calcium - 5.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Line two 15x10x1-in. pans with foil. Melt 1 tablespoon butter; brush over foil. Sprinkle evenly with jelly beans.

Step 2

In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar. using a pastry brush dipped in water, wash down the sides of the pan to eliminate sugar crystals. Cook, without stirring, over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 240° (soft-ball stage). Stir in remaining butter and salt; cook until a thermometer reads 300° (hard-crack stage), stirring frequently.

Step 3

Remove from heat; stir in baking soda (mixture will foam). Immediately pour over jelly beans. Spread with a buttered metal spatula. Cool completely.

Step 4

Break brittle into pieces. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container. Yield: 2-1/2 pounds.

Tips & Variations

  • Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.

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