Sarah’s North Dakota Sun Brittle

Author Or Recipe byCommonGround

Recipe from: Tony & Sarah Nasello
Served at the CGND 2016 Banquet in Field event near Prosper, North Dakota

Category
Ingredients - Makes: Approx. two pounds
 3 cups sugar
 1 cup light corn syrup
 2 cups roasted and salted sunflower seeds
 2 tsp baking soda
1

In a heavy saucepan, stir together the sugar, corn syrup and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking without stirring until the temperature reaches 290 degrees on a candy thermometer (or until a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water separates into threads that are hard but not brittle – soft crack stage).

2

Stir in sunflower seeds gradually so mixture continues to boil. Cook, stirring often and watching closely until temperature reaches 300 degrees (or until a small amount of mixture dropped into cold water separates into thread which are head and brittle – hard crack stage).

3

Remove from heat. Add the baking soda, stirring in gently, but quickly. (Don’t over stir – just get the baking soda mixed in). Pour into a greased large cookie sheet without spreading with a tool. (It makes the surface look rough if you do.) Cool. Break into pieces.

Note: To make peanut brittle, use three cups salted peanuts instead of sunflower seeds.

Ingredients

Ingredients - Makes: Approx. two pounds
 3 cups sugar
 1 cup light corn syrup
 2 cups roasted and salted sunflower seeds
 2 tsp baking soda

Directions

1

In a heavy saucepan, stir together the sugar, corn syrup and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking without stirring until the temperature reaches 290 degrees on a candy thermometer (or until a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water separates into threads that are hard but not brittle – soft crack stage).

2

Stir in sunflower seeds gradually so mixture continues to boil. Cook, stirring often and watching closely until temperature reaches 300 degrees (or until a small amount of mixture dropped into cold water separates into thread which are head and brittle – hard crack stage).

3

Remove from heat. Add the baking soda, stirring in gently, but quickly. (Don’t over stir – just get the baking soda mixed in). Pour into a greased large cookie sheet without spreading with a tool. (It makes the surface look rough if you do.) Cool. Break into pieces.

Note: To make peanut brittle, use three cups salted peanuts instead of sunflower seeds.
Sarah’s North Dakota Sun Brittle