Candy Recipes

Chocolate Dipped Nut Brittle with Sea Salt

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  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup white corn syrup
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spread all the nuts on ungreased baking sheet and bake until toasted, about 10 minutes, stirring once. Let nuts cool completely.
  3. Line a shallow rimmed 15 x 10 inch baking sheet with parchment paper and grease lightly with butter.
  4. In a small bowl, place butter, vanilla extract and baking soda (no need to blend); set aside.
  5. In a heavy-bottom saucepan over high heat, bring sugar, corn syrup and 1/3 cup water to a boil, uncovered. While sugar cooks, brush down the sides of pan with cool water. Boil sugar over high heat until it turns a light amber color, about 12 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and quickly stir in butter, vanilla extract and baking soda with a wooden spoon (the baking soda will make it foamy).
  7. Stir in nuts until coated and spoon mixture onto prepared baking tray. Spread brittle as thinly as possible.
  8. Let brittle cool completely at room temperature.
  9. Melt chocolate chips in microwave on medium, stirring every 10 seconds, until melted.
  10. Crack brittle into desired serving pieces and dip halfway into melted chocolate and place back onto greased parchment-lined baking tray to cool.
  11. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt and allow chocolate to set.

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