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January 2001

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MAKES ONE 13-BY-10-INCH SHEET OF BRITTLE
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Spread the nuts on a 13-by-10-inch rimmed baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Transfer the nuts to a plate; let cool and coarsely chop.

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  • Wipe off the baking sheet and oil it lightly. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, honey and butter, and boil over moderately high heat until a candy thermometer inserted in the syrup registers 290°, about 7 minutes. Stir in the chopped nuts and scrape the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet; spread in an even layer. Let cool completely, then break into large pieces.

Make Ahead

The brittle can be frozen for 1 week.

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