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Fruit and Nut brittle

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • +cooling time
  • Easy
  • Makes Makes around 6 gift bags
This fruit and nut brittle makes a perfect christmas present or a delicious snack


  • caster sugar,300g
  • mixed nuts (roughly chopped) ,200g
  • salted peanuts ,50g
  • glace cherries,50g (optional)


  • STEP 1
    Line two baking trays with baking parchment. Put the sugar in a pan and place over a low heat. shake the pan gently until the sugar starts to form small clumps. It will gradually start to melt and turn a dark caramel colour when it has done this take it off the heat.
  • STEP 2
    When it gets this colour mix in the nuts and glace cherries (if using), then pour the mixture onto the lined baking trays. Leave to cool.
  • STEP 3
    when the brittle is completely cold and hard break it into shards and either eat it or wrap it up as a present.

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