Christmas Care Package Nut Brittle

Nut Brittle

Christmas Care Package Nut Brittle

Rita Mock-Pike
Another care package tradition nut brittle is the perfect treat to snack on as you wait for Christmas dinner to be served in the Great Hall. This recipe is quick and easy, and makes enough brittle to share with all your friends.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Confections
Servings 16 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup light
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup nuts unsalted
  • 2 Tbsp. butter unsalted, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Gather and portion out all ingredients carefully to avoid possible burning during cooking time.
  • In a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, bring sugar, corn syrup, salt, and water to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add nuts and stir until combined.
  • Put a candy thermometer into mixture and continue cooking, stirring constantly, until temperature reaches 300°F.
  • Immediately remove saucepan from heat, and quickly stir in butter, vanilla extract, and baking soda.
  • Immediately pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Use a rubber spatula to spread mixture out on the sheet as evenly as possible.
  • Cool brittle completely at room temperature.
  • Snap candy into pieces and serve as desired. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.