Here are the ingredients that you will need to make the brittle:
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 11⁄4 teaspoons kosher salt
- 41⁄2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1⁄4 cup heavy cream
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup flavorful pantry item (cereal, crackers, chips, pretzels, snack mix, granola, nuts and seeds, etc.
Here are the directions that you will need to follow in order to complete this recipe:
First, you need to heat the oven to 350°F. Then, line a flat baking pan with parchment paper or with a Silpat baking sheet (whatever you have.)
Then, whisk together the sugars, flour, and salt in a medium bowl until everything is well combined. Next, add all of the butter, heavy cream, egg yolks, and vanilla and whisk until the consistency is smooth.
Then, pour the mixture into the baking pan and spread it out with a spatula until it’s about 1⁄2 inch thick. Crush up and sprinkle your selected pantry item over the mixture as much as you desire.
Then, bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until dark brown (at golden brown, it will still be a little chewy, so you can take it out if you want the brittle more chewy). Once you take the brittle out, you need to let it cool completely.
Once the brittle is cool, you can remove the crackle from the pan and break it up into medium to small pieces. Store the brittle in an airtight container in the refrigerator for at least a week or immediately consume the entire brittle you made.
This recipe is incredibly versatile and can be made with sweet or savory ingredients. You can add crunchy or fruity toppings as desired as well. Use less flavors or ingredients or pile them all in and see how the brittle tastes.
This is a simple and easy recipe that can be fun to quickly bake and lots of fun to eat.