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This Chai Spice Pecan Brittle is a unique twist on the traditional brittle you see around the holidays - this version features buttery pecans and a bold chai spice blend.

Chai Spice Pecan Brittle

  • Author: Rachel Conners
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1½ cup pecans
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Flaky sea salt (optional)


  1. Grease a large cookie sheet. Set aside.
  2. In a heavy 2 quart saucepan, over medium heat, bring to a boil sugar, corn syrup, salt, spices and water. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Set candy thermometer in place, and continue cooking. When candy hits around 240°F, add the pecans.
  3. Stir frequently until temperature reaches 300°F or until a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water separates into hard and brittle threads.
  4. Remove from heat. Quickly stir in butter and baking soda and pour onto cookie sheet. With 2 forks, lift and pull the candy into rectangle about 14×12 inches. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired. Cool completely. Snap candy into pieces.