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Fruit and Nut Brittle is a classic recipe, deconstructed. Use your favorite dried fruits and nuts and whip up a double batch - one as a holiday gift and the other all for yourself!

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1 1/2 pounds
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Fruit and Nut Brittle
Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
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1 1/2 pounds


  • 1 1/2 cups Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed dried fruit and assorted nuts
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon fleur de sel


  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Into a heavy bottom sauce pan add: sugar, corn syrup, water and salt. Bring to a boil stirring with a heat resistant non-stick spatula until mixture is dissolved.
  3. Place a candy thermometer into mixture. Lower heat to medium and continue cooking until you have reached hard ball stage (250-266°F) on the thermometer and the mixture is caramel in color.
  4. Remove pan from heat. Add butter. Carefully stir to combine. Add nuts and continue stirring until coated.
  5. Carefully pour mixture onto baking sheet and spread as thinly as possible with a spatula. Sprinkle with optional salt if desired.
  6. Allow to cool completely until hardened. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.


Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Paula Jones @bellalimento.

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