Holiday Macadamia Nut Brittle Recipe

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Holiday Macadamia Nut Brittle
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. (180 C).
  2. Spread the nuts on a baking tray and toast them in the oven until light golden, 4-6 minutes, turning the nuts after 3 minutes so they toast evenly. Remove them from the oven and the hot pan to let them cool to room temperature. coarsely chop the nuts and set aside.
  3. Put the sugar in a medium saucepan. Add the corn syrup and water turn stove to medium heat, stir to mix, bring to a boil. Continue boiling, undisturbed, until a layer of bubbles forms on top, 3 to 4 minutes. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and continue to boil undisturbed for 5 minutes longer. I place a wooden spoon on top of the foil to keep down.
  4. Remove the foil, add the butter, gently stir with a wooden spoon a few times. When the butter has melted and is combined with the sugar mixture - and forms a soft boil add your candy thermometer continue cooking over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer inserted into the mixture registers 300 degrees (150 C), about 8-10 minutes (depending on your cookware). Meanwhile, coat a 12-by-17-inch (30-by-43-cm) sheet pan with vegetable oil or spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. As soon as the sugar mixture reaches the desired temperature, immediately but carefully stir in the combined salt and baking soda and chopped macadamia nuts. Using a long metal spatula, spread the nut mixture as thinly and evenly as possible over the prepared pan. Leave the brittle to cool to room temperature. The brittle will harden very quickly.
  6. When the brittle is completely cooled and hardened, run a clean, dry towel over the brittle's surface to absorb some of the oil. Carefully cut or tap the brittle with a mallet to break it into irregular pieces. Store in one or more airtight containers at cool room temperature.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2012 Kcal (8424 kJ)
Calories from fat 1330.27 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 147.81g 227%
Cholesterol 122.01mg 41%
Sodium 1527.24mg 64%
Potassium 510.04mg 11%
Total Carbs 187.08g 62%
Sugars 175.02g 700%
Dietary Fiber 12.06g 48%
Protein 11.29g 23%
Vitamin C 1.3mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 19%
Iron 5.4mg 30%
Calcium 140.7mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 484.5 Kcal (2029 kJ)
Calories from fat 320.34 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35.59g 227%
Cholesterol 29.38mg 41%
Sodium 367.77mg 64%
Potassium 122.82mg 11%
Total Carbs 45.05g 62%
Sugars 42.15g 700%
Dietary Fiber 2.9g 48%
Protein 2.72g 23%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 19%
Iron 1.3mg 30%
Calcium 33.9mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 51.8
  • 58

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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