Rich and buttery with plenty of creamy chocolate, Nanny’s Butter Brickle will melt in your mouth and have you going back for more!
I can’t believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve! Gah! I’m not ready yet! Does it feel like December has flown by to anyone else? All the baking and gift making sure kept me busy.
To anyone who is travelling this weekend be safe! There are some crazies out on the roads! And have a very Merry Christmas!
Just in case you’re in need of one more candy recipe to whip up, here is Nanny’s recipe for Butter Brickle. And let me tell you, it is go-ood. I am a lifetime fan of butter and this Brickle is so darn buttery and I can’t stand it! In a good way of course.
Most of the ingredients for Butter Brickle you’ll probably already have in your pantry. The only things I needed were almonds and walnuts.
I did make a few minor alterations to the recipe, but not enough to change the taste. Nanny’s recipe called for a ½ cup unblanched almonds to be added at the start and then another ½ cup blanched almonds added once the butter mixture reached 290°. I just used 1 cup of almonds and added them after the butter mixture reached the proper temperature. Honestly, I don’t know if they were blanched or unblanched, it didn’t say on the container.
I also didn’t add the chopped walnuts with the almonds as the recipe instructs. Instead I sprinkled them on top of the chocolate layer.
I included this buttery delight in my cookie boxes last weekend and it was a hit! It’s hard to resist the sweet taste of Nanny’s Butter Brickle.
Nanny's Butter Brickle
- 1 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 3/4 Cup Butter
- 1 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/4 Cup Water
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Cup Almonds
- 1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts
- 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
Combine sugar, butter, salt, and water in a pan and cook over medium stirring occasionally until a candy thermometer reads 290°. Remove from heat and add in baking soda and almonds. Spread in a thin layer on a greased baking sheet. Let cool.
Once brickle is cooled melt chocolate chips either in a double boiler or the microwave and spread over the brickle. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts. When the chocolate has harden cut roughly into pieces.
If you need another great candy recipe from Nanny check out her Chocolate Fudge!