Macadamia Brittle Bribery

The sweet portion of my bribe comprised of macadamia nut brittle. Now I didn’t have a candy thermometer so that’s where I fell appart. I must not have reached the right temperature so it didn’t set properly. However, thinking I couldn’t destroy it more than already I popped it into a very hot oven for 30 mins and then tried setting it again. Result? Delicious! But I assume the original recipe works well if you follow it correctly! As per Enjoy:

Macadamia Nut Brittle Bribery


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups macadamia nuts


  1. Lightly butter a pan and cover with alfoil.
  2. Dissolve the baking soda in the vanilla extract; set aside.
  3. In a large pot over medium-low heat, stir together the sugar, water, 6 tablespoons butter, the corn syrup, and salt until the sugar is dissolved and the butter is melted.
  4. Increase the heat and cook, stir occasionally with a heatproof spatula or wooden spoon, until the mixture turns a deep golden brown and measures about 335 degree F on a candy thermometer, 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and carefully (the mixture will bubble up) stir in the vanilla mixture and nuts.
  6. Immediately pour into the prepared pan.  If necessary, use a spatula or wooden spoon to spread the mixture flat.  Let stand at room temperature until cool and hard, about 1 hour.
  7. Use the foil to lift the brittle and chop or break into chunks.

Beautiful caramel and macadamia brittle. Much recommended for gifts as it looks beautiful too!


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