If you like Granola and Brittles, you will like this Granola Brittle. Personally, I am not a fan of granola bars so this one here is not for me. But, I still make this at home and the kids and my husband love them. I frequently purchase granola bars for the kids and my husband both. Having this recipe, I am now saving money and making these a lot more often for them.
My husband eats one of these every other day. Yes, every other day! This should tell you how often I am making these now. The kids, of course, enjoy them as well. My daughter takes one with her to school for lunch at least twice a week. My son has been detasseling corn and he eats one every morning before heading off to work.
I have found with this Granola Brittle, that you can tweak the recipe a bit if you would like. It is whatever you feel would make yours likable for the family. My son requests that I add a tad bit of chocolate chips to them. I will make a few different batches for different variations. Whether it is the recipe below or adding a few things extra, every one of them enjoys them and eat them up.
You can substitute the cranberries for raisins if you choose. You can add miniature chocolate chips or even mint chocolate chips. My daughter loves peanut butter. I end up throwing in a few of the peanut butter chips for her. There are all different things you can do with the recipe below as long as you do not overdue it so that it will make the brittle, then you will be fine.
Try making your own Granola Brittle with the recipe below or choose to place other goodies to your recipe. Come back and comment below letting me know what you added to yours. Thanks for visiting and I hope that you enjoy this and many other recipes on my site.
Granola Brittle Recipe
- 2/3 C almonds
- 2/3 C pecans
- 2/3 C pistachios
- 1/2 C pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 C sunflower seeds
- 2/3 C dried cranberries
- 2 1/2 C sugar
- 1/2 C honey
- 1 C water, room temp
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 TBSP butter
- Add the nuts, seeds and dried cranberries together in a bowl.
- Set aside.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spray with baking spray.
- Use stock pot add the sugar, honey, water, & salt cooking on medium heat, stirring occasionally.
- Maintain the temp on the stock pot until it reaches 310 degrees F on a candy thermometer.
- Be patient as this may take up to an hour.
- Continue to watch and stir the mixture to make sure that it doesn't burn.
- Take stock pot off of the stove when it reaches 310 degrees.
- Continue to check until the temp lowers to 302 degrees.
- Immediately add the bowl of nuts, seeds and dried cranberries to the stock pot. Stir to mix well.
- Make sure the ingredients of the bowl are well coated.
- Scoop out the mixture onto the lined cookie sheet.
- With a rubber spatula spread the mixture out evenly onto the cookie sheet.
- Transfer the cookie sheet with the granola brittle into the refrigerator for at least an hour.
- Remove from the refrigerator and take it off of the lined cookie sheet, breaking into pieces.
- Store in a cool dry place