Arizona Pecan Brittle

I received this recipe from a fellow grand juror when I served on the 40th Maricopa County Grand Jury back in the 1980s. Her family owned a pecan grove!

Arizona Pecan Brittle


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup light Karo syrup
  • 3 cups pecans
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda


  1. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray Pam over it.
  2. Combine sugar, Karo syrup, pecans and water in a saucepan. Boil to the hard-crack stage.
  3. Remove from heat and immediately add the baking soda. Stir furiously! Pour onto prepared cookie sheet. Let cool, then crack into pieces.

From the family recipe collection of Linda Jolly and Lisa Stephens.