Maple Cinnamon Brittle

December 12, 2014
This is a delicious treat during the holidays and can be shared in mason jars for perfect holiday gift!
Corn Free
Dairy Free
Egg Free
Gluten Free
Peanut Free
Soy Free


  • 2 cups maple syrup
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons duck fat or butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • pinch himalayan pink salt


  • In medium saucepan combine maple syrup, duck fat and salt 
  • Keep over medium heat until syrup reaches the hard crack stage (candy thermometer read 290-300ºF or syrup forms a brittle thread when dropped into cold water)
  • Then stir in walnuts, cinnamon and cloves, make sure to leave in long enough to bring the temperature back up if it went down
  • Pour into 9×13 inch pan, lined with parchment paper, smooth and spread out in the pan.
  • Set aside and let cool for a couple hours
  • Once cooled gently turn over pan and ease out the brittle
  • *For a thinner brittle, spread out brittle on a large piece of parchment paper on a flat heat-resistant surface until desired thickness, leave until fully cooled. 

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