Salted Caramel Nut Brittle

PREP TIME: 15 minutes COOK TIME: 18 minutes

SERVINGS: 24 COURSE: Dessert

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon light-color corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup lightly salted, roasted cashews, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup roasted and salted pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • reynolds wrap® non-stick foil

DIRECTIONS

STEP 1

LINE a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil; set aside.

STEP 2

MELT the butter in a 2-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat. Stir in sugar, water and corn syrup. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Avoid splashing side of saucepan. Clip a candy thermometer to side of pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thermometer registers 290°F or a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water separates into threads that are hard but not brittle. This will take about 18 minutes. Adjust heat as necessary to maintain a steady boil. Watch carefully the last 5 minutes to prevent overcooking. Remove from heat and remove the thermometer.

STEP 3

POUR into the prepared baking pan. Tilt pan to spread mixture evenly. Let stand 2 minutes. In a small bowl combine the cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds. Sprinkle evenly over candy mixture.

STEP 4

SET baking pan on a wire rack. Cool completely and break into large pieces to serve.