Delicious Maple Pecan Brittle Recipe

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Delicious Maple Pecan Brittle Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 21, 2023

Indulge in the irresistible combination of sweet maple syrup and crunchy pecans with this delicious Maple Pecan Brittle recipe. This easy-to-make treat is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth and makes a great homemade gift for friends and family. The brittle is made by combining a caramelized maple syrup and sugar mixture with toasted pecans, resulting in a crunchy and nutty confection. Sprinkle with a touch of sea salt to enhance the flavors and enjoy a delightful treat that is perfect for any occasion.


  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup toasted pecans, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the maple syrup and sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture reaches 300°F (hard crack stage) on a candy thermometer.
  3. Remove the saucepan from heat and immediately stir in the toasted pecans, baking soda, and sea salt. Mix well until the pecans are evenly coated.
  4. Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, spreading it out with a spatula until it forms an even layer.
  5. Let the brittle cool completely at room temperature. Once cooled, break it into pieces.
  6. Store the maple pecan brittle in an airtight container or package it nicely for gifting.

Interesting Facts

  • Maple syrup is a natural sweetener made from the sap of maple trees. It adds a distinct flavor to this brittle recipe.
  • Brittle is a type of candy that is characterized by its hard and brittle texture, typically made with a caramelized sugar mixture and nuts.
  • Pecans are a type of nut that are native to North America and are commonly used in desserts and baking.
  • Sea salt enhances the flavors of the sweet maple syrup and adds a touch of savory contrast to the brittle.