Prep Time:
10 minutes

Cook Time:
8 minutes

Total Time:
18 minutes (plus 20 minutes to cool)

Number of Servings:
8 minutes

Holiday Nut Brittle


  1. Grease a 13x18-inch rimmed baking sheet with 2 tablespoons of butter.
  2. Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in a medium heavy bottom saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally, until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup of butter and continue cooking for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in salt, vanilla extract, pecans, and walnuts. Continue stirring for 2 minutes to prevent mixture from bubbling over.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and slowly add baking soda while continuously stirring.
  6. Quickly pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet.
  7. Using a rubber spatula, spread mixture evenly across baking sheet.
  8. Once brittle is cooled, break into pieces, and serve. Can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe attribution: Recipe Courtesy of Chef Rory, ALDI Test Kitchen