Croccante ~ Almond Brittle

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I am so excited to be a part of the Secret Recipe Club. I have been wanting to join in since I have been seeing posts on some of my favorite blogs, especially Chef in Disguise. Also, this club has been going on for so long, very strongly! Moreover, it gives an opportunity to browse through a lot of new blogs that we are unaware of, opening up our horizons for more escapades in the kitchen. The blogs are divided into three groups, and I am assigned to group C, which is moderated by Debbi, who blogs at Debbi Does Dinner Healthy.

 

The blog I was assigned for this month’s assignment is The Savvy Kitchen, the blog baby of Amy. The blog specializes in low calorie and gluten free recipes. While pouring through the recipe list, I was impressed with the wide variety of recipes on her blog. Many of them caught my attention, but I had to remind myself that I am on a vegan diet and look for recipes specifically that I can eat too. πŸ˜‰ I had my eyes set on the Avocado Black Bean SalsaΒ after a lot of dilly-dallying, when the Croccante caught my eye and it wouldn’t let me go! I have been off chocolates and icecreams, and at times, it has been making me feel so awful. Even though I am eating a lot of fruits to compensate for the sweet tooth, at times the bar calls me to it and I turn my face away. πŸ˜€ The Croccante was a good way to put my cravings to rest – the sugar may not be a good thing but the almond makes it so addictive, however you cannot go beyond a single piece since it is a little heavy on the palette.

 

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Since the name sounded interesting, I did a search and it seems there is a tussle whether the origin of this snack is from Italy or Spain, though the majority confirm that it is purely Italian. The word literally means “crisp” and is said to be very famous in Sicily. It is nothing but melting sugar till a nice amber color and coating almonds into it. Just like our chikki! The original form is with almonds, even though any type of nuts are now used to make croccante. You can either eat up the croccante as it is (it won’t remain much once made! πŸ˜‰ ), served with coffee or powdered to top on puddings and ice creams. As I was breaking it into pieces, I couldn’t stop myself from munching the little bits that were falling off from the batch… hehe… And yes, let me warn you about the pan you cook in too… You will have some sticky sugar all over which needs some soaking, so make sure once you are done, you soak the pan with a little dish-washing detergent for some time before cleaning it. πŸ˜‰

 

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4.8 from 5 votes

Croccante ~ Almond Brittle

Course Sweet
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 -10
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 2/3 cup whole almonds

Instructions

  • Keep a silicon sheet ready or butter a cookie sheet.
  • Heat sugar and water on a saucepan on meduim-high flame, stirring constantly till the sugar melts and becomes an amber colored liquid.
  • Immediately add in the almonds and coat well in the melted sugar. Cook for a few minutes.
  • Take off from the flame and spread onto the sheet using a spatula as much as you can, it may be tricky but not difficult.
  • Allow to cool for around 30 minutes. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

Notes

I used whole almonds. If you are in a mood, you can chop up the almonds coarsely and add into the melted sugar.

 

 

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  1. this is in my to do for quite sometime.. nice snack

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Veena…

  2. Ohh my ..this looks so delicious.. I will Love to munch on…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Gloria…

  3. Very similar to making praline if powdered after it sets isn’t it? And yeah making caramel does leave the pan with some sticky mess πŸ™‚ Simple, easy and delicious. I am glad that you got into the club! πŸ˜›

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes, it is the same as praline, except for its final use… I am glad on that too… Thanks a lot Fami… πŸ™‚

  4. Biny Anoop says:

    4 stars
    Good one Rafi…perfect for those hunger pangs…i usually have chikki- peanut brittle…well presented

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Biny…

  5. 5 stars
    Welcome to the club, you picked a great recipe to start with! I love this kind of croccante, I used to eat a lot of sesame croccante as a child. So good! I am keeping this in mind, I like almonds even more than sesame. πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Adina… Even I am a fan of sesame croccante but this one takes over the mantle now… πŸ™‚

  6. Ohhhh! tempting. Forget about the sugar for once and munch it. Nicey!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Nava…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Shahina…

  7. looks perfectly healthy…and full of yumminess

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Marudhu…

  8. Oooh i want try one

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Nammi…

  9. Very tempting!????

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Shazia… <3

  10. 5 stars
    OOO!
    That looks scrummy! I bet that would be a hit with my Kashmiri family if I made it with Kashmiri almonds.
    I can’t wait ’til my blog’s a year old to joing the secret recipe club.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I bet they are just too delicious… Can’t wait to make one more batch… Do join in the club, it is fun… Thanks a lot Bibi…

  11. This would be a hit in our house! Can’t resist anything with almonds.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Angie…

  12. Welcome to the SRC! This looks really good and definitely looks like it would satisfy a sweet tooth!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Heather…

  13. Wonderful looking almond brittle. This sounds so much better than peanut brittle, though still likely a little too sweet for me. Wonderful SRC post!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Stephanie… I was also worried about the sweetness, but surprisingly it was just right…

  14. This looks really good. I’ve only been in src for a few months, and enjoying – welcome!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anne…

  15. 5 stars
    Welcome to the SRC Rafeeda! It is a wonderful organization and you will love getting to know everyone. I’m one of the original members and used to run Group A. It’s gotta be good for me to hang around, LOL. I love the recipe you chose – deceptively simple to make and using whole almonds is brilliant … so much crunch in every bite!! Perfect choice for SRC.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Wow… that sounds encouraging to stay with the group as long as I blog… Thank you so much Jane…

  16. they are looking so yumm…mouthwatering

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Nisa…

  17. Mmmm this brittle looks delicious! Welcome to the SRC!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Amy…

  18. This brittle is inviting me, super crunchy and am sure a dangerously addictive one.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priya…

  19. I was thinking about chikki when I saw this image on facebook. Really interesting to know that some recipes we follow sounds similar to other cuisines. A quick snack to munch.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      It is almost like chikki, just that it is sugar instead of jaggery… Thank you so much Sathya…

  20. Looks addictive! And I also love the box!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Kanak…

  21. What a lovely choice of recipe!! ALmond Brittle is a great alternative to our Peanut ones..

    PS: that first pic is gorgeous!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      That comment from you is truly a compliment! Thank you so much Sandhya…

  22. Quick to make snack. Love to munch some. Im sure Your kids must have enjoyed eating this!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Actually it was me who finished it off! Thanks a lot Eliza…

  23. I make a peanut brittle similar to this and it is so good. I’m all for easy recipes, I’ll definitely have to try this.

    1. PS: Welcome to the Secret Recipe Club!

      1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

        Thank you so much April… I too love simple recipes…

  24. Healthy bites rafeeda I must say. And the way you clicked,it was just drooling me out

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priya…

  25. Almond sounds more healthy than our peanut brittle… good one..got to try it

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anupa…

  26. Crispy and yummy,love it.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Suja…

  27. Hi Raf,

    Love this super addictive snack πŸ˜€

    Zoe

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Zoe… πŸ™‚

  28. Yum. I love brittle but it’s always so hard on my teeth. A few years ago I found a recipe for soft peanut brittle and love it. I bet it would work with almonds too.

  29. Oh wow, almond brittle looks just soo tempting to munch on.

  30. I love any kind of nut brittle. The one with almond is even better when you think healthy πŸ™‚

  31. 5 stars
    I hardly bloghop these days dear and completely missed this post! So happy the mat was useful, and will share this post on my IG now πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much for sharing it dear… πŸ™‚

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