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Honey Nut Brittle Recipe
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Honey Nut Brittle with step by step photos recipe. This candy, featuring honey, butter and dry fruits, is a delicious twist to on an old favorite munching snack. The honey adds a slight chewiness and a subtle note of sweetness to the double nutty flavor. A classic honey nut candy recipe that literally does melt in your mouth!

This popular sweet is a twist to normal brittle recipe, there is no sugar inside, made with nuts and honey only, how healthy isn't?
Honey Nut Candy

This is very easy snack, you can make for yourself or your kiddos too. It doesn’t cost too much to make, especially if you keep nuts on hand anyways.

In India, Brittle is known for Chikki, which is a traditional Indian sweet generally made from peanuts and jaggery. There are several different varieties of chikki in addition to the most common groundnut chikki. 
Nut Brittle with Honey

Each variety of chikki is named depending upon the ingredients used, which include puffed or roasted Bengal gram, sesame, puffed rice, beaten rice. 

The same thing with brittle also you can make many variations like adding dry fruits of your choice(your choice: almonds, walnuts, peanuts, pecan), sesame seeds, peanuts, coconut flakes. I used almonds and walnut, both are my favourite nuts so I added both. I use a cup of nuts into nuts if you want more nutty flavour into your brittle, increase the quantity of nuts(any nuts of your choice).
Dry Fruit Chikki with Honey

This recipe of dry fruit chikki made with honey, there is no sugar or no jaggery. 

This Honey-Nut Brittle is a healthy, delicious and easy traditional nut candy made from nuts and only honey. It can be eaten alone or as a sweets after meal. It is a perfect replacement for chocolates.

This recipe is a part of A to Z recipe challenge, this is our 8th post for the challenge. We choose key ingredients alphabetically to cook and post a dish every alternate month.
This is my 5th dish in the A to Z challenge series,
AHomemade Apple Jam (no preservatives)
Beetroot Carrot Sandwich
Black Chana Masala (chickpeas)
D - Dates, Almonds and Coconut Rolls

E - Breakfast Egg Muffins
F - Dahi Methi Poori (fenugreek)
G- Guava Cheese(Goan special sweet)
Dry Fruit Chikki

This time the alphabet is "H" so I choose HONEY and thought of sharing this sweet treat which I really relish in healthy style. Let see how to make this.

If you want to get a golden coloured candy, I suggest you use a light coloured honey(dabur honey) as you need to caramelize it. I have brought this Honey from Australia which is dark, very thick...so my final result of the brittle is the dark colour.
Honey Almond Brittle

The taste is amazing and it’s really good for your throat! Try it and let me know what you think!

Prep Time : 10 minutes
Cook Time : 15-20 minutes 
Total Time : 30 minutes
Course : Dessert 
Cuisine : American
Servings : 7 to 8 big pieces of brittle
Author : Jolly Makkar

Ingredients : [1 cup = 240 ml, 1/2 cup = 120 ml]

Honey - 1/2 cup
Chopped Nuts/dry fruits - 1 cup (your choice: almonds, walnuts, peanuts, pecan)
Vanilla extract/essence - 1/4 tsp (optional)
Butter - 2 tbsp 

Preparation Method :

1. Roast the dry fruits on heavy saucepan, toast it lightly golden brown, sprinkle with salt and set aside... OR you can toast it into an oven also - spread the nuts over a cookie sheet and toast in a 350 degree F oven for about 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove from oven, sprinkle with salt and set aside.

2. Pour honey into a heavy saucepan. Simmer over medium-low heat until it reaches 275 degrees F on a candy thermometer. This will take several minutes, up to 15-20 if you are using low heat.

3. You can also use the cold water test to ensure you’ve reached soft crack stage. Check notes**

4. Once soft crack stage is reached, keep the candy mixture over the heat source and stir in butter, vanilla essence (if desired), toasted nuts and any further additions you wish to add to your candy. 

5. Cook for one additional minute, remove from heat and spread over a parchment lined baking sheet.

6. Place in freezer for around 30 minutes to 1 hour to cool. Break into pieces and store in the freezer in single layers between parchment paper. 

7. Keep frozen until ready to eat since the candy turns hard at room temperature.

Notes** + YouTube Video

How to check Soft crack stage:  Keep a bowl of cold water near the stove, drop a few drops of the honey mixture into the cold water. When it reaches ‘hard crack’ stage, it will get hard when it hits the water.  (or if you have a candy thermometer, till it’s 275 degrees F). I don't have candy thermometer, so I used this method.
honey almond brittle

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18 comments

  1. Wow, the nut brittle looks incredibly delicious! I love that you have used honey here instead of sugar. :)

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  2. The brittle looks awesome. I am bookmarking your recipe.

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  3. Incredibly delicious looking brittle Jolly, love how you've used only honey and no sugar at all. I'm going to bookmark this recipe to try out. Sometimes hubby and I get a craving for sweet things and enjoying honey and nut brittle is better than gorging on ghee laden mithai.

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  4. Wow Jolly chikki looks awesome. Never thought of chikki with honey. We both love chikki. Now here is a new method to make chikki. And you also made it more healthy by adding honey. Thanks for the well explained recipe. Bookmaking it to try soon.

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  5. Chikki looks very delicious. Also the addition of honey instead of sugar makes it super healthy.

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  6. Uff that would be something I may end up eating that whole batch all by myself without sharing! Looks so crunchy and delicious...

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  7. Brittles or Chikki is a great snack for kids. Helps them consume jaggery and dry fruits too and provide instant energy. Loved the recipe.

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  8. Chikki is the way I satisfy my craving for sweets after a meal. I loved this variation that includes honey. Such gorgeous golden colour too. :)

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  9. its is avery long time since I made nut brittle, so glad you brought back the idea. The honey gives that perfect crack to the brittle I suppose

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  10. Chikki is my most favourite snack and that is the one I really can't stop at one or two. This recipe with honey sounds incredibly delicious and crunchy. Thanks for sharing honey version Jolly.

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  11. So much efforts goes in making this one. I remembered making this long back and getting upset with the patience level it needed. This has come out so good and I respect the level of commitment you have shown in making this one. Will definitely try your recipe soon. :)


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  12. thats a great way to get kids to eat nuts! with honey, one can never go wrong about the shelf life too.. good one...

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  13. Nut brittles are my favorite . I am yet to try making it using honey. Will do it soon .

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  14. I am definitely going to make this...loved the recipe a lot. Brittle are looking amazing. Do we have to keep them frozen always
    Awesome share!!

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  15. We love Chikki to the core. Making brittles with honey is a healthy. Bookmarking this recipe to try out soon. Thanks for the share.

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  16. Chikkis are one of the best way to feed nuts to kids and for there sweet cravings..I often make it as my family has sweet tooth.. this looks so delicious with all the healthy and nutritious ingredients.

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  17. ahaaaa a great share of snack option for any age group... use of honey here as a sweetener is an awesome healthy idea.... i wont mind to munch these at any time of the day :)

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  18. Now this is one delicious way of eating honey. Since we all love chikki I must try making it with honey. Then I can carry it around with me on our commute.

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