Spicy Candied Nut Brittle

Candied Nuts?  Spice? = YUM I’ve always loved contrasting flavors and textures in food and this snack has it all! The salty, spicy seasonings, the syrupy sweetness of the stevia and maple syrup, the crunch of the caramelized  nuts! I took half of this batch and saved it to break up on top of salads and the other half I pressed into a greased square container to make bars out of for breakfast.  Press down hard on the candied nuts, cover and freeze.  When they get cold, just cut into squares and wrap. Either way you enjoy these spicy gems……….you will enjoy them a lot! Spicy Candied Nut Brittle – Sugar Free options, Vegan & Gluten Free 4 Cups of Mixed Raw Nuts    ( I used slivered Almonds, Brazil, Pistachio and Peanuts in this batch) 1/3 Cup Black Sesame Seeds 1/3 Cup Vegan Vegetable Spread like Earth Balance 1/3 Cup NuNaturals brand  PreSweet™ Tagatose 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup or Agave Nectar 1 Tbs. Cinnamon 1 tsp. Sea Salt 1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper 1/2 tsp. Red Pepper Flakes Melt the Vegetable Spread in an iron skillet or fry pan over low heat  until it begins to simmer slightly. Add in all…

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Brazil Nut Brittle w/ Sugar Free Options

Crunchy, Crispy, Creamy, Sweet, Salty…………all in one bite! Ingredients:1 Cup Coconut Palm Sugar1/2 Cup Agave Nectar1 Cup Chopped Brazil Nuts (I used Raw for this but salted is fine)1/4 Cup Salted Sunflower Seeds (optional)1/2 tsp. coarse Sea Salt2 Tbs. Organic Vegetable Spread1/2 tsp. Vanilla Stevia 1 Tbs. Baking Soda Butter a cookie sheet. Combine the Palm Sugar and Agave in a 2 quart glass bowl and microwave on high 4 minutes. Stir in the nuts/ seeds, be careful not to touch the sugar because it will be boiling and microwave on high 3 1/2 minutes more, then stir in Vegetable Spread and Stevia and microwave for 1  minute.    Stir in baking soda until light and foamy. Pour onto cookie sheet and spread lightly. Cool completely and break into pieces and serve.                Since I was adding chocolate this time, I let the brittle cool for about 5 minutes before swirling the chocolate on.  I wanted the brittle to set up some but still be warm when the chocolate was drizzled on so it wouldn’t blend in with the brittle but would stay on top. Couldn’t believe how light and crispy the brittle came out.  I increased my original amount of Baking Soda from 1 tsp. to 1 Tbs.…

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