Christmas Crafts, Handmade Holiday Cards & Gifts

Fruit and Nut Chocolate Brittle Recipe

This tasty treat is easy to make and can be customized to suit anyone's taste. Make multiple batches of white, milk and dark chocolate brittle with assorted fruit and nuts to surprise everyone on your gift list.

Font
  • A
  • A
  • A

E-mail This Page to Your Friends

x

All fields are required.

Separate multiple e-mail addresses with a comma; Maximum 20 email addresses.

Refresh

Sending E-mail

Sending E-mail

Or Do Not E-mail

Success!

A link to %this page% was e-mailed

Chocolate BrittleEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

For the best-tasting brittle, buy milk and dark chocolate with a high cocoa content, and toast the nuts first in a heavy-based pan over a low heat, shaking them frequently until they are lightly browned.

Ingredients

For white chocolate brittle:
11 oz. organic white chocolate
5-1/2 oz. macadamia nuts

For milk chocolate brittle:
11 oz. organic milk chocolate
3-1/2 oz. hazelnuts
3-1/2 oz. raisins

For dark chocolate brittle:
11 oz. organic bittersweet chocolate
3-1/2 oz. pecans
3-1/2 oz. dried cranberries

Directions

1. Make each type of chocolate brittle separately. Break the chocolate slabs into small pieces and place them in a small bowl.

2. Melt the chocolate slowly in a double boiler. Stir gently with a spoon every so often to make sure all the chocolate pieces melt.

3. Lift the bowl of melted chocolate from the saucepan of water and mix in the dry ingredients. Line a baking tray with some parchment paper or plastic wrap.

4. Pour the mix into the tray. Allow to cool. Refrigerate until solid. Just before serving, turn out onto a board and remove the parchment.

Excerpted from A Greener Christmas

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008

More From Handmade Holidays

Brandied Christmas Fruit Cake

Brandied Christmas Fruit Cake

The holiday experts at HGTV.com share a recipe for brandied Christmas fruit cake, sure to become a favorite of everyone on your...

"Stained Glass" Christmas Cookies

The holiday experts at HGTV.com share a recipe for homemade Christmas cookies with candy centers.

Preserved Lemons

Preserved Lemons

The holiday experts at HGTV.com share a recipe for preserved lemons, a savory gift for the foodies on your gift-giving list.

Advertisement

HGTV Inspiration Newsletter

Create your unique, personal style with advice and inspiration from HGTV.