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Recipe: Almond Brittle (Candy)

Not exactly an extremely easy recipe but can occupy your time! MUST have a candy thermometer.

Ingredients:
3 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup water
4 cups toasted and chopped almonds
3 tablespoons butter or lactose-free equivalent
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking soda

Directions:
Mix the sugar, corn syrup and water in a large saucepan. Heat and cook until boiling, stirring constantly. Cover saucepan for only one minute. Using a candy thermometer, cook rapidly on high heat to soft crack (270º) stage (will take about 5 minutes). Add the chopped almonds and keep cooking to crack stage (310º) or until golden brown. Add vanilla, butter, salt and soda. The candy will foam up. Pour on buttered cookie sheet. Rub a buttered spoon on the brittle to break bubbles. As the brittle cools, use that buttered spoon to thin out to desired thickness. When cooled, break into chunks and store.

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