Salted Pecan Honey Brittle
Superbly crunchy toasted pecan brittle prepared with healthy sweeteners and cream, heightened with sprinkles of coarse sea salt.
Recipe type: Dessert/Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-10
  • ¾ cup coconut palm sugar
  • ¾ cup honey
  • ½ cup water
  • 1½ cups pecans
  • ¼ cup heavy cream or coconut cream
  • ¼ cup butter or coconut oil
  • 1½ tsp. coarse salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  1. Toast the pecans at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease with butter or coconut oil.
  3. Meanwhile mix the coconut sugar, honey, and water in a heavy-bottomed sauce pan, preferably with straight sides and small enough so the syrup will be able to coat the thermometer ⅓-1/2 way up.
  4. Heat the syrup mixture without stirring (you can swirl the pan occasionally or brush down the sides with a wet brush) until it reaches 240 degrees. This takes about 15 minutes or less.
  5. Add the butter/oil and cream/coconut cream and bring temperature up to 295 degrees.
  6. Working quickly, add toasted nuts, vanilla, 1 tsp. salt, and baking soda. (The mixture will "fluff" up and turn lighter in color.) Pour onto prepared sheet, spread, and allow to cool for about an hour before breaking into pieces. Sprinkle with the extra ½ tsp. salt.
Please keep small children far, far away when working with boiling sugars. Burns from confectionary-making are some of the most vicious.
Recipe by The Nourishing Gourmet at