Pecan Brittle

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda

Grease a large cookie sheet.

Mix sugar, water and corn syrup in heavy 3 quart saucepan.

Cook, stir occasionally over medium-high heat, until temperature is 275* on candy thermometer. Stir in pecans. Stir to keep from scorching until temperature reaches 305* or hard crack. 

Remove from heat and quickly stir in vanilla and baking soda.

Spread on cookie sheet. Let cool, then break in pieces.