Nutty Chocolate Brittle For The Holidays
January 28, 2012
Categories: Desserts, Nuts/Seeds, North American, Budget-Friendly, Kid Pleaser, Small Batch Cooking, Baby Shower, Birthday, Christmas, Easter, Entertaining, Fall/Autumn, Father's Day, Halloween, Ladies Luncheon, Mother's Day, Potluck, Summer, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, Wedding, Winter, Stove Top, Make it from scratch, Chocolate more
"This yummy candy is great to make any time, but especially for Christmas, Valentine's Day or Easter to give as gifts to your loved ones, friends and co-workers for a special way of showing that you care. I have made this and used little white boxes that I bought at a wedding store, but you can use plastic baggies as well, or colored Saran-Wrap to wrap them in with a bow on top to stick in stockings or baskets. No matter who you make them for, they will be enjoyed!"
- Serving Size: 1 (592.8 g)
- Calories 2569.3
- Total Fat - 166.1 g
- Saturated Fat - 60.3 g
- Cholesterol - 63.8 mg
- Sodium - 1833.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 263.8 g
- Dietary Fiber - 14.9 g
- Sugars - 227.9 g
- Protein - 35.6 g
- Calcium - 229.4 mg
- Iron - 5 mg
- Vitamin C - 1.6 mg
- Thiamin - 0.4 mg
Lightly butter 2 large cookie sheets, and set aside.
Stir together cocoa and baking soda in small bowl. Add butter, mix, and set aside.
Stir together sugar, corn syrup and whipping cream in heavy 2 quart pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
Stir in nuts, and continue stirring, until mixture reaches 300 degrees F on candy thermometer, or until syrup, when dropped into very cold water, separates into threads, which are hard and brittle. (DO NOT let the bulb of candy thermometer rest on bottom of saucepan, or you won't get the right reading.)
Remove from heat, and stir in cocoa mixture.
Immediately pour half of the mixture onto each cookie sheet.
With a wooden spoon, quickly spread the mixture in both cookie sheets to 1/4 inch thickness.
Place cookie sheets on wire racks and cool completely.
When cool, break into large pieces and store in tightly covered container plastic.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.