Toffee and Brittle Recipes
Toffees and brittle Christmas candy are ideal for those who love the combination of crunchy nuts and sweet, rich caramel flavor. Offer these treats at holiday time for guests to enjoy with coffee or tea. Or give them out as gifts, broken into uniform pieces or uneven shards, wrapped in cellophane bags. You might also give lucky recipients a small hammer and let them do the cracking. This is the classic peanut brittle recipe, with crunchy caramelized sugar surrounding rich, salty peanuts. You may also use cashews, almonds, pistachios, or a combination of nuts to make this brittle.
Fleur de Sel Toffee
Chocolate Pistachio Brittle
Nut Brittle Block
Sweet, caramelized brittle surrounds mixed nuts (choose from peanuts, cashews, hazelnuts, almonds, pecans, or pumpkin seeds) in this 9-by-13-inch block of brittle. Tied with a decorative bow and paired with a small hammer, this nut brittle makes a charming gift for a family.
Mario's Almond Brittle
Sliced almonds provide a delicate crunch in this delicious nut brittle recipe from chef Mario Batali. Almond oil is used to coat the baking sheet for the candy, adding another subtle layer of almond flavor.
It takes a pound of dark chocolate and six sticks of butter to create this marvelous toasted-almond toffee. Packaged in a pretty candy box and tied with a bow or topped with a jingle bell, the toffee makes an excellent holiday gift.
A little bit of butter and vanilla extract add richness to this easy nut brittle that's ready in just 35 minutes. Use pecan halves, cashews, pistachios, or a combination of nuts in this recipe.
Salted Toffee-Chocolate Squares
Toasted almonds, purchased toffee bits, and an easy caramel syrup are poured over graham cracker squares and baked. Chocolate chunks and coarse salt are sprinkled over the top of the baked creation to create an easy and irresistible holiday treat.
The peanuts are boiled right along with the sugar and corn syrup mixture to create this classic peanut brittle. For best results, make this brittle, and all hard candies, on day when the air is dry.
A pound of butter, a pound of bittersweet chocolate, and lots of finely chopped pecans make this toffee rich and delectable. This toffee can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for three to four weeks.