December 08, 2010

Pecan Brittle

Pecan Brittle


It's mostly oats and pecans.

Of course, there may be some brown sugar, butter, molasses...All the things that make a brittle, brittle.


I inspected the floor. Don't get any on the floor. I didn't get any on the floor.


Recipe: Pecan Brittle

1 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup pecans

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 tablespoon molasses
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Toast oats and pecans in a non-stick pan over a low flame until things turn a nice golden (a few minutes—give or take a minute, depending on your flame). Transfer to a bowl.

Add butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, light corn syrup, molasses, and salt to same non-stick pan. Same low flame. Stir with rubber spatula until things bubble (a few minutes—give or take a minute, depending on your flame).

Add wet to dry. Stir until coated.

Transfer to plastic wrap lined pan. I used a 9x9 square. Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes before slicing/breaking and eating.


  1. Oh my, I love nut brittle and I love pecans - are you deliberately trying to make me put on weight with all of these delicious posts? Truffles one day, brittles the next.

  2. beauteous squares of brittle-
    I got all the right stuff in my pantry to make this toot-sweet.

    I always get stuff on the floor....

  3. What gorgeous photos of your brittle. You have been quite busy. Enjoy.

  4. Oh my! What gorgeous richness and decadence! I haven't had brittle in ages. Can almost taste that caramelly yumminess!

  5. Kath - Yep ;)

    nancy - I try to be careful, but it's inevitable. Something always ends up falling on the floor. I hope you make some brittle :)

    Michele - I love keeping busy in the kitchen :)

    Tart - It smells like the holidays. Nothing better than bubbling butter and brown sugar :)

  6. I always get stuff on the floor so well done for being tidy. Sigh, pecans are so expensive and hard to find here so I'm going to bring some back from the UK to make my own brittle, even if I'm bound to get a bit on the floor.

  7. Vanessa - Good pecans are hard to find. I hope you are able to bring some back from the UK next time you visit. A sticky floor is a badge of honor :)

  8. love love love it! it looks absolutely divine. i'm a huge brittle fan and love that you added oats to this. makes it healthier, right :)

  9. I'm a slob so color me impressed. These days, I spill things all over my belly. These look amazing, by the way. Perfect for filling the inside my belly!


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