You can serve this as a crumbly topping for our Watermelon Basket or enjoy it on its own. To make the topping, transfer the brittle to a resealable plastic bag, and seal; break the brittle into tiny pieces using the back of a large spoon.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Evenly spread coconut on a rimmed baking sheet; toast, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Let cool completely. Remove coconut. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper, and evenly spread coconut into a rectangle, no larger than 8 by 9 inches, in the center of the sheet.

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  • Stir together 1/4 cup water and the sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar has dissolved. Continue to cook, without stirring, until syrup comes to a boil, washing down sides of pan with a wet pastry brush to prevent crystals from forming. Boil syrup, swirling pan occasionally, until it turns medium amber, about 7 minutes; remove from heat. Gently stir in butter until melted.

  • Slowly pour caramel over coconut to cover. Let stand until hardened, about 15 minutes. Remove from parchment. Break brittle into large pieces.

Reviews (1)

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  • 5 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2013
So simple, you don't have to worry about it. You don't need to stand over it stirring, just glance at it after a few minutes and as soon as it is golden brown remove from heat and pour over the coconut!