This small-batch almond brittle is all the retro candy is cracked up to be-and one of the most delicious examples of why salty and sweet should be joined at the hip. It's also crunchy and nutty and has plenty of snap.
Brittle just might be an American original. Legend has it that a Southern home cook accidentally added baking soda instead of cream of tartar when making taffy and, in the spirit of frugality, decided to save the batch, tossing in some peanuts-of which there are plenty in that neck of the woods-to give it some crunch. Love at first taste; the rest is confectionary her-story. Since then, all kinds of nuts have swapped in for the peanuts, and almonds are a particularly popular option.
Enjoyed year round, brittle is also a holiday tradition and great for gifting, along with a special hammer that's used to crack it into pieces for serving. Of course, people use all sorts of implements to do the whacking, including a wooden spoon, the handle of a knife, or a karate chop-whatever it takes to get a taste of the sweet and salty delight. These are broken for you, so they're easy peasy to serve.
Almond, Sugar, Corn Syrup
Product of USA
Warning: Contains tree nuts. May contain occasional shell fragments. Packaged in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat and dairy products.
Serving Size: 28g (~1.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
|Calories from Fat||100|