Sesame Nut Brittle

With christmas right around the corner, this is the perfect item to add to a last minute candy plate. It's an easy recipe with a wonderfully crunch, nutty texture. It holds up well through shipping as long as you keep it tightly sealed. Best of all, if you know a person with nut allergies, this mixed sesame seed brittle has the same great taste and texture, but without all the terrible allergic reactions and death.

Nut Brittle


  • 1 cup nuts or sesame seeds (preferably sesame seeds and almonds, a combination)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Cook sugar, water and syrup until it reaches soft crack stage and is a golden amber color (about 260 degrees)
  2. Add sesame seeds and almonds. Stir until coated.
  3. Add butter, soda and vanilla at the very end. Stir thoroughly and pour out onto parchment paper or silpat mat.
  4. Let cool completely before breaking into chunks