On the fourth day of Christmas, I'm sharing a really great Pecan Brittle recipe from my cousin in Wyoming! It's really more like Pecan Toffee. Folks here at our LifeWay Kids Department "Grazing Day" ate it up! (Grazing day is an annual Christmas event—we bring in our favorite Christmas goodies and share the love of good friends and good food all day long, "grazing all the day!")
Here's the Pecan Brittle/Toffee recipe:
2 cups butter
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup lite corn syrup
(I know, right?)
1 to 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1. Melt butter. Add other ingredients and cook over medium heat stirring constantly.
2. Cook until cracks in cold water or "crack" stage on candy thermometer (300-305 degrees).
3. Add pecans when candy is almost done.
4. Pour out the minute it is done on 2 pre-buttered cookie sheets (or 1 large sheet).
5. Break into lots of individual, delicious pieces!
I didn't know how to break it up, so I held the cookie sheet a foot or two off the tile floor and dropped it as flatly as I could. It broke perfectly—with the exception of three big pieces.
Enjoy! And please share your favorite Christmas recipes with us in the Comments section!