Mrs. Field's Macadamia Nut Brittle


1 1/2 cups (9 oz.) whole macadamia nuts
6 Tbsp. salted butter
1 cup white sugar
l/4 cup water
l/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Lightly grease a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish. Equally distribute macadamia nuts over bottom of dish. Set aside.

In a heavy 2-quart saucepan, combine butter, sugar and water. Place over medium heat and stir with a wooden spoon until sugar dissolves. Let pan stand covered for 2 minutes.

Uncover pan and increase heat to high. Continue cooking without stirring until mixture begins to turn golden brown. Quickly remove from heat; stir in baking soda and vanilla extract. Pour immediately over macadamia nuts in prepared baking dish. Spread with a wooden spoon.

Cool to room temperature. Break into irregular-sized pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Yield: About 1 pound of brittle

Source:Mrs. Field's Cookie Book
Page #107