Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
This Almond Brittle with four ingredients on the stove top is ready in about 30 minutes. Almonds, sugar, honey and butter are combined to make this delightful holiday treat.
- In a heavy skillet, heat the sugar over low heat until it has melted and is slightly browned, making sure it doesn't burn.
- Add the honey and butter; simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in the nuts and cook for 10 minutes.
- Line a platter or pan with wax paper and drop tablespoonfuls of the brittle onto the paper.
- Let it harden, break into pieces and serve.
This totally did not work for me. I'm no newcomer to caramelizing sugar, but neither do I keep in my head optimal candy making temperatures. But I was in a hurry ... My caramel-honey mixture started to burn way before the 20 minutes were up. I just pulled it off the stove and poured in onto the waxed paper and smeared it thin to cool it quickly. I left out the almonds because it wasn't coming together as I had hoped. I am thinking that the brittle may still be used, maybe broken up over filled sweet crepes to achieve that burnt sugar flavor of a creme brulee. I'm going to look for a recipe with straight sugar and one that lists target temperatures for when I have more time.