What You'll Need:
Nuts, preferably peanuts or cashews
A small pot
How To Do It:
Get one cup of sugar and dump it into the small pot. Put the pot over the stove on LOW heat. Grab the spoon and continue stirring. Don't leave it for a spilt second! Okay, maybe a second. But if that sugar turns black, it is NOT coming off no matter how hard you try.
For my pot, I gradually had to turn the heat up. The highest is went was 3. My stove's low is VERY low. After at least 2 minutes, if NOTHING happens to the sugar, turn up the heat a bit. Don't turn it too high otherwise the sugar will burn. Wait for the sugar to turn into a syrup. As soon as you see that syrup, here's where it gets tricky.
Grab your nuts and dump it in. Stir until all the nuts are covered in the syrup. Do this as quickly as possible, the sugar syrup hardens VERY quickly. Grab a sheet of parchment paper and your tablespoon. Use your tablespoon to scoop out clumps and dump it onto the sheet. Whatever's excess, you can dump it out onto the parchment.
If the sugar gets hard in the pot, don't try scraping it off. Believe me, I did. Just fill the pot with hot, hot water and soap. Leave it there for a bit, and the sugar should come off. If the water gets cold, refill with hot water and soap.
Don't worry, the nut brittle cools very quickly. When it's hard, have a taste! Sweet and salty.....MMM!!!
Hard Sugar Candy...
Follow the same steps in heating up the sugar in Nut Brittle. Instead of adding nuts, just grab the put and put a layer of syrup as thin or as thick as you want on the parchment paper. Wait for it to cool, and smash it with something hard. Candy pieces will fly, so make sure you do this in a clear area. Smash it as small or as big as you desire. Enjoy it!
Don't be afraid to experiment! How would Skittles taste in the candy? What would happen if you added food coloring?
NOTE: YOU CAN USE BROWN OR WHITE SUGAR. I USED BROWN SUGAR. I PREFER IT OVER WHITE SUGAR. HAVE FUN! :)