Sunflower Nut Brittle


Sunflower Nut Brittle

This buttery, crunchy and deliciously salty brittle can be prepared in about 20 minutes plus cooling time. Make it ahead and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4-6 weeks. Just know going in that it will never last nearly that long once your friends, neighbors, and co-workers get a taste – they’ll be placing orders! 

This recipe was seen on Chef Alli’s Farm Fresh Kitchen, sponsored by From The Land of Kansas, as part of the WIBW 13 News This Morning newscast, November 2014.


2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 tsp. baking soda
12 oz. Sunflower Food Co. honey toasted peanuts, cashews and/or sunflower meats
Fleur de sel or kosher salt
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In a very large saucepan, combine the sugar, water, butter and corn syrup over medium heat and bring to a boil. Continue to cook, stirring every so often, or swirling the caramel in the pan, until the caramel is light brown in color and registers 300 degrees on a candy thermometer, approx. 12-15 minutes cooking time.  Remove caramel from heat and immediately stir in the baking soda, which will cause the mixture to bubble up. Quickly fold in the nuts, then immediately pour the brittle onto a large, rimmed, greased baking sheet.  Quickly spread the brittle out into an even layer of desired thickness, then sprinkle with with salt while brittle is still warm.  Now it’s time to walk away and simply let the brittle cool completely, about 30 minutes.  Once brittle is cooled, break the brittle into desired-sized pieces and store in airtight containers.

Need some tips for making your brittle experience the best?  Here you go.

Now You’re Cookin’,
Chef Alli  Sunflower Foods FLOK Nov 2014

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Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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