White House Nut Brittle

White House Nut Brittle

My dad calls this stuff "The only good thing to come out of the Reagan White House." The recipe was created by Reagan's first White House chef.

Spread 1 to 1-1/2 cups salted mixed nuts (with no peanuts) onto a buttered cookie sheet.

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup molasses
1 tbsp. cider vinegar
2 tbsp. water

Bring all ingredients to a boil in a 3-quart saucepan. Boil covered for 2-3 minutes. Uncover, clip on candy thermometer, and cook over moderate heat at a slow boil to 290°F. Pour hot syrup over nuts.

Allow to cool. Enjoy.

I pretty much cook it by smell. When it smells like it's burning, it's done.



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