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Recipe

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Brittle

  • Yield: About one and one-fourth pounds

Ingredients

  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips (about 1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • One 4.5-ounce can macadamia nuts (about 1 cup)

Directions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper.
  • Put the chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon of the butter in a stainless steel bowl set over a pot of simmering water over medium heat. Stirring, melt the chocolate, about 5 minutes.
  • Heat the remaining tablespoon butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add the nuts and shake the pan often to lightly toast them, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the nuts to the chocolate and cook, stirring the mixture often, until the chocolate is completely melted and the nuts are well coated, about 5 minutes.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared pan and spread it evenly with a rubber spatula over the bottom, making a one-fourth-inch layer. Cool. Refrigerate until it sets, about 2 hours. Break it into pieces, like peanut brittle. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep up to 2 weeks.