Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
Mixed nut, coffee flavored brittle. I got a Kahlua Recipe Booklet with a purchase of Kahlua over 15 years ago. I give this as a gift to friends at Christmas. This is not a recipe to make around small children (candy is boiling hot) and you must follow the directions exactly. Be prepared to spend time stirring the candy to hard crack stage. (20-30 minutes non-stop)
- 3 cups whole mixed nuts (cashews, almonds, walnuts, pecans and macadamias)
- 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 cup Kahlua
- 1 tablespoon corn syrup
- 2 teaspoons butter
- Heat oven 275 degrees, place nuts in shallow pan and heat 20 minutes, mixing after 10. (If using macadamia nuts and walnuts add them only for the last 10 minutes they are oily and can burn).
- In a large saucepan (you will be mixing the nuts in this at the end) combine sugar, Kahlua, corn syrup and butter using a wooden spoon stirring constantly and scraping sides to get all sugar crystals melted. Sugar mixture will need to boil at least 15 minutes before you need to insert candy thermometer, keep stirring until (300 degrees F- hard-crack stage) It is very important to get all the way to 300 or the candy will be gritty and soft.
- Take off heat, pour in nuts, stirring quickly then pour mixture out onto large cookie sheet lightly sprayed with 'pam'. Scraping all candy out and gently spreading out candy with wooden spoon. Let cool until you can handle and break into smaller chunks. Store in airtight tin.