- The Mellow Baker
The most versatile brittle you will ever meet!
Total Time: 25 Minutes
This mellow brittle can be made with any add-ins you can imagine,
hence the name "Everything Brittle," which may be more reminiscent of bagels.
Shown here is a brittle of pecans and chopped dates.
I wondered if you could put something sticky like dates in a hard brittle,
the results did not disappoint, and sparked many new combinations for me.
I have also tried walnuts, cashew with coconut flakes, rice cereal, and graham cracker/marshmallow. Try this simple sweet with whatever suits your fancy
4 Tbs butter (I like to use salted, but most people would probably use unsalted!)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2-3 Tbs water
1/2 tsp baking soda
Add-ins: nuts = 1&1/2 cups, rice cereal = 3 cups, nuts & dates = 1/2 cup dates to 1 cup nuts, s'mores = 1 cup roughly chopped graham cracker to 1/2 cup mini marshmallow (sprinkle marshmallows on top, do not mix in), or any other ingredients you could think of!
This four ingredient recipe is very simple, but I won't say it's no fail, make sure you completely dissolve your sugar before increasing the heat.
Prepare a sheet pan with parchment paper.
Melt butter in a small saucepan on low heat, once melted, add sugar and stir gently with a spatula to combine. Let mixture heat for a minute or two, then add water.
Continue to heat on low for 5-8 minutes while the sugar dissolves, stir gently with a spatula as if folding a batter. Do not move on until there are no sugar crystals visible.
Once sugar has dissolved turn heat to medium and put your spatula to the side. Allow sugar to caramelize for 6-10 minutes more, swirling the pan gently to cook evenly. You should have a deep amber color when done.
Quickly mix in the add-ins and baking soda, stirring rapidly, then pour onto prepared baking sheet and press with the back of a spatula, you want to create as thin a layer as possible. If your brittle has already become to hard or unworkable, put another piece of parchment paper on top and roll with a rolling pin and some elbow grease.
Let cool for 10 minutes, then break into pieces and enjoy. Saves well in an airtight container for 2 weeks. Use this recipe to create your own brittle for "THE Cookie" and make it your own!