Some might consider peanut brittle the only game of brittle in town, but this hard confection actually can come in an array of recipes. In addition to the standard Peanut Brittle recipe, try concoctions such as Buttery Cashew Brittle, Mixed-Nut Brittle, and Orange-Coconut Brittle.

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Buttery Cashew Brittle

Better Homes and Gardens

Cashews replace the traditional peanuts in this candy recipe. Other flavorful substitutions are almonds and macadamia nuts.

Peanut Brittle

Better Homes and Gardens

Only real butter will do in this classic peanut brittle. It's the key to crackly texture and buttery flavor of this all-time-favorite Christmas candy recipe.

Cashew Brittle


A perfect make-ahead treat to have around the house during the holidays.

Total: 12 mins

Vietnamese Coffee Sundaes with Crushed Peanut Brittle

Food & Wine

The Vietnamese love drinking superstrong iced coffee combined with copious amounts of sweetened condensed milk. Joanne Chang created this simple ice cream sundae as a way to enjoy the same flavors. Shards of peanut brittle made with a generous pinch of cinnamon add great flavor and crunch.

Total: 40 mins

Mixed-Nut Brittle

Better Homes and Gardens

A Christmas favorite, this crunchy candy of nuts and caramelized sugar is ready in 15 minutes when cooked in the microwave.

Total: 15 mins

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