Maple Cranberry Walnut Brittle

PREP :

20 Minutes

TOTAL TIME :

50 Minutes

SERVINGS :

1 Pound of Candy

ngredients

FOR THE BRITTLE
1 ¼ c Crown Maple Sugar
3 oz Dried Cranberries
2 Sticks Butter
2 Tbl Water
2 Tbl Corn Syrup
¼ tsp Salt
FOR THE SPICED WALNUTS
3 Tbl Crown Maple Dark Color and Robust Taste Syrup
3 oz Walnut Pieces
¼ tsp Ground Cinnamon
Pinch Cayenne Pepper

Directions

To Prepare the Spiced Walnuts:

STEP ONE

Heat oven to 325 degrees; line a cookie sheet with parchment and spray with non-stick spray.

STEP TWO

Combine the walnuts, syrup, and spices; spread on the cookie sheet.

STEP THREE

Bake, stirring every few minutes until the walnuts have candied and no liquid syrup is visible. Set aside.

To Prepare the Brittle:

STEP ONE

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray.

STEP TWO

In a heavy bottomed pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the salt, water, corn syrup, and maple sugar and bring to a boil. Once boiling, adjust the heat to keep the mixture from boiling over.

STEP THREE

Insert a candy thermometer into the boiling mixture and leave it in place to monitor the temperature. Stir the mixture occasionally, cooking it until it reaches 300 degrees. The mixture will be very close to scorching at this temperature so it is imperative to stir constantly once the mixture reaches 295 degrees.

STEP FOUR

Remove from heat and immediately pour out onto prepared cookie sheet.

STEP FIVE

Cast the walnuts and dried cranberries over the top immediately before the candy sets up.

STEP SIX

Allow to cool to room temperature and break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

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