I always knew Christmas was near when my grandmother made peanut brittle. Occasionally my mom would make it, too, so during the holidays there was always a tin of homemade peanut brittle nearby. As a kid I didn’t love nuts as much as I do now. The more nuts, the better, as far as I’m concerned! And while I still love, love, love peanut brittle (my mother-in-law’s is even better than my grandmother’s), I love changing it up a bit with different nuts, coconut, even dried fruit. These tasty homemade nut brittle recipes are just the thing to give to a neighbor or friend, or to hide away in that candy jar when you need a crunchy, sweet treat.
12 Homemade Nut Brittle Recipes 1 of 13
Crunchy, buttery, nutty, and sweet, these brittle recipes will have you craving homemade candy.
Salted Caramel Nut Brittle 2 of 13
This buttery brittle is made with mixed nuts and sprinkled with fleur de sel. Every sign points to this brittle being utterly addictive.
Get the recipe for Salted Caramel Nut Brittle on Completely Delicious.
Low Carb Spicy Chipotle Pecan Brittle 3 of 13
It can be hard to find low carb candy recipes to make for the holidays. This brittle recipe is low carb and high on spicy chipotle flavor.
Get the recipe for Low Carb Spicy Chipotle Pecan Brittle on All Day I Dream About Food.
Chili Lime Cashew Brittle 4 of 13
This spicy cashew brittle will wake up your mouth with a kick of cayenne and lime zest.
Get the recipe for Chili Lime Cashew Brittle on Donuts, Dresses, and Dirt.
Tropical Toffee Brittle 5 of 13
Chocolate Covered Microwave Peanut Brittle 6 of 13
If you've wanted to make brittle, but haven't because it's intimidating, this is the recipe for you! Made entirely in the microwave and without a candy thermometer, it's sure to become a favorite new go-to recipe.
Get the recipe for Chocolate Covered Microwave Peanut Brittle on Averie Cooks.
Roasted Pumpkin Seed Brittle 7 of 13
Roasting the seeds first gives them extra crunch and flavor to make this extra yummy brittle recipe.
Get the recipe for Roasted Pumpkin Seed Brittle on Bless This Mess.
Sea Salted Cashew Nut Brittle 8 of 13
This easy recipe swaps out the peanuts for cashews and has a crunchy sprinkling of sea salt on top.
Get the recipe for Sea Salted Cashew Nut Brittle on Bakeaholic Mama.
Pistachio Cardamom Brittle 9 of 13
Two of my favorite flavors - cardamom and pistachio - come together for a tasty chocolate-covered brittle.
Get the recipe for Pistachio Cardamom Brittle on Lemons for Lulu.
Fruit and Nut Brittle 10 of 13
Bacon Peanut Brittle 11 of 13
Yes, bacon. Pretty great right? This brittle recipe really plays up the sweet/salty factor with every bacon-laden bite.
Get the recipe for Bacon Peanut Brittle on Eat The Love.
Almond Brittle 12 of 13
This classic family recipe from Lori Lange swaps out peanuts for slivered almonds.
Get the recipe for Almond Brittle on Recipe Girl.
Hazelnut Butter Toffee Brittle 13 of 13
Now meet one of my very favorite nut brittles. The recipe comes from Aran Goyoaga's cookbook, Small Plates and Sweet Treats. The toffee flavor is deep and rich and every bite contains toasted hazelnut chunks. We make it in double batches and it still disappears almost instantly. Enjoy!
Get the recipe for Hazelnut Butter Toffee Brittle on Cafe Johnsonia.