Almond brittle recipe

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Almond brittle makes a lovely food gift, and is also the ultimate sweet treat. Instead of peanuts, this recipe uses almonds, which taste great with caramel

Almond brittle recipe
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cost RangeCheap

Learn how to make easy almond brittle with this simple step-by-step recipe. You only need 4 ingredients to create this sweet treat or homemade food gift.

The crunchy snap of a shard of brittle is a noise we all know and love. Peanut brittle is the more traditional choice of nuts, but this recipe uses almonds instead. These sweet treats make great foodie gifts, just wrap in cellophane and pretty ribbon. Be extra vigilant whilst making caramel, prepare all of the ingredients weighed and measured beforehand as this needs attention and quick handy work. Plus you need only need 4 ingredients and 15 minutes to make them.


  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 50g butter
  • 4tbsp water
  • 100g toasted almonds




  1. Put the sugar, butter and water into a non-stick frying pan and heat gently. Continue to stir until the sugar dissolves. Then increase the heat and boil for 4-5mins. You’re looking for a light golden brown colour.
  2. Add the nuts and stir once before tipping onto a greased baking sheet. Leave to cool and then snap into pieces to serve.
Top Tip for making Almond brittle

Try swapping almonds for cashews, walnuts, macadamias or pistachio nuts.


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