Pecan Brittle Recipe

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Pecan Brittle
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  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 tsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Coat cookie sheet with butter.
  2. Measure out and set aside the pecans, baking soda, butter and salt. These will be added later, but set them aside as you will be busy stirring.
  3. Boil sugar, corn syrup and water until thread spins. To determine when you've reached 'thread spins', pull spoon out of pan and mixture should not drip, but create a thin thread that will spin as if it is wound up.
  4. Add pecans, stirring continously. Cook about 4 minutes, or until mixture turns a light brownish gold.
  5. Take from heat, add butter, salt and soda. Mix briskly. Pour onto cookie sheet and spread as thin as possible.
  6. Allow to cool about 15 minutes before attempting to break apart.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3739.9 Kcal (15658 kJ)
Calories from fat 2415.36 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 268.37g 413%
Cholesterol 15.25mg 5%
Sodium 2684.61mg 112%
Potassium 1582.48mg 34%
Total Carbs 357.61g 119%
Sugars 318.52g 1274%
Dietary Fiber 31.94g 128%
Protein 35.56g 71%
Vitamin C 3.5mg 6%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 10.6mg 59%
Calcium 295.2mg 30%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 483.91 Kcal (2026 kJ)
Calories from fat 312.53 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34.73g 413%
Cholesterol 1.97mg 5%
Sodium 347.37mg 112%
Potassium 204.76mg 34%
Total Carbs 46.27g 119%
Sugars 41.21g 1274%
Dietary Fiber 4.13g 128%
Protein 4.6g 71%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 6%
Iron 1.4mg 59%
Calcium 38.2mg 30%

* 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

  • 96.4
  • 109

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

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

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