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Saffron Salted Almond Brittle

Saffron Salted Almond Brittle

Saffron Salted Almond Brittle

Recipe By Jen Patterson


12 servings

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

10 Minutes

Recipe By Jen Patterson

Saffron Salt adds a floral luxuriousness to this traditional sweet snack.

Recipe Notes

*Switch it up by trying other nuts like cashews, pistachios, or hazelnuts. Natural Maple Extract can be used instead of vanilla.

**Saffron Salt is a limited-time offer during February. Missed out? Look out for it next year in-store and online!

It's important to have the almonds, baking soda, cinnamon, butter, and extract pre-measured because the process goes very quickly once the candy reaches its final temperature.


1 cup toasted almonds*

1 tsp. baking soda

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup honey

1/4 cup water

2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

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  • Saffron Salt

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Step 1: Prepare nuts

Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place almonds in a quart-sized zip-top bag, seal, and hit with a rolling pin or heavy pot to break into coarse pieces. Combine nuts with Supreme Saigon Cinnamon and baking soda and set aside.

Step 2: Make brittle

In a medium pot with a candy thermometer, combine sugar, honey, water, and 1 tsp. Saffron Salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil. Let cook, without stirring, until candy reaches 300 degrees, about 10 min. Use a pastry brush dipped in water to "wash" away any sugar granules on the side of the pot to prevent crystallization or burning. When sugar has reached its temperature, work quickly but carefully to stir in butter, Pure Tahitian Vanilla Extract, and almond mixture.

Step 3: Finish

Pour brittle onto the prepared baking sheet and spread into an even layer with a wooden spoon or two forks. Sprinkle with remaining Saffron Salt. Let cool completely (about 1 hour) before breaking into pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.