Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Chocolate Almond Brittle

A Brittle is a confection or candy made of nuts and caramel(sugar).Usually it requires the sugar syrup to boil and reach a particular temperature and then chopped nuts are mixed in.This brittle is however very easy to make and requires no such thing.It is a brittle in looks and name only.It is a simple recipe I got from the Joy of Vegan Baking.The almonds can be replaced by choice of nuts.Though from the vegan book I used non vegan ingredients.

Ingredients:
Unsalted Butter: 1/2 cup room temperature
Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips : 1/2 cup
Graham Crackers /Digestive /Arrowroot Biscuits : crushed(small pieces) 1/2 cup
Almonds : toasted & chopped : 1 and 1/4 cup

Preparation:
Lightly butter a round cake pan preferably 9 inch.

In a double boiler melt the chocolate chips and the butter.You can also do this directly on low heat,but I preferred and used the double boiler method. I also was using salted butter.So I added around 1 tbsp of honey to butter mix as well.

Once melted,remove the mix from the boiler /fire and stir in crushed graham crackers and the chopped nuts.

Spread the mix into the butered cake pan.It looks like..

Cover and refrigerate for atleast 2 hours. On taking out it looks like...

At the time of serving,break into pieces and serve.

You can also use this to scoop or garnish icecreams/desserts if you set the mix in different molds or shapes. You can also giftwrap it after breaking into big pieces..

21 Comments:

Priya said...

Brittle looks scrumptious CL...feel like having rite now..

Happy cook said...

I love this and this looks so so crunchy sweet delcious.
Wish i could grab few pieces.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow looks yummylicious......

Ann said...

brittle looks so yummm and i'm craving for this sweet now.

Parita said...

Delicious, yummy with a scoop of vanilla...i want some now :)

Doloncookbook said...

Your picture making me hungry ... Nice recipe & yummy .......

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wow looks super yummy.. love the crunchiness from the almonds.

n33ma said...

This is absolutely delish!

Cilantro said...

Super delicious...almonds and chocolate...who can resist???

Yasmeen said...

chocolate n nuts,what's not to like about it:)

Vaishali said...

Never would've thought of adding chocolate to an almond brittle, but now that you have, it sounds just perfect. I would love some of that brittle, Curry!

Superchef said...

this is soo perfect to just keep munching on!!

Sunshinemom said...

Isn't this what you brought for us at the get to gether? I remember hogging most of it:), doing complete justice to the yummy thing!

Prathibha said...

chocolate n nuts are amazing combo..looks simple n yummy..

bindiya said...

This is yummy, crunch and perfect anytime!

jayasree said...

Brittle looks crunchy and delicious. chocolate and nuts is always a winning combo.

rekhas kitchen said...

wow drooling over this pic. sweatha so tempting.

Sumi said...

Such a chocolate and nut lover that Iam , I should definitly try this recipe.looks very simple and tempting.

Simran said...

I have a bunch of chocolate lying around and a friend to visit this weekend so this is getting made tomorrow.

♥peachkins♥ said...

OMG! I would give an arm for these...

Suma said...

Yumm... Yummm.. Am sure it tastes great as is or with vanilla ice cream

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