Oklahoma Nut Candy

Oklahoma nut candy, also known as “Oklahoma Pecan Brittle,” is a delicious and crunchy treat made with pecans, sugar, and butter. Here’s a simple recipe to make it at home:


  • – 1 cup granulated sugar
  • – 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • – 1/4 cup water
  • – 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • – 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • – 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • – 2 cups pecan halves


1. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or greasing it with butter. Set aside.

2. In a medium saucepan, combine the granulated sugar, light corn syrup, water, and salt. Stir to combine.

3. Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally.

4. Once the mixture comes to a boil, insert a candy thermometer into the saucepan. Cook the mixture, without stirring, until it reaches 300°F (hard crack stage).

5. Once the mixture reaches 300°F, remove the saucepan from the heat and quickly stir in the unsalted butter and vanilla extract until the butter is melted and incorporated.

6. Add the baking soda to the mixture and stir quickly. The mixture will foam up.

7. Immediately stir in the pecan halves, coating them evenly with the caramel mixture.

8. Pour the pecan mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, spreading it out into an even layer with a spatula.

9. Let the candy cool and harden completely at room temperature, which may take about 1 hour.

10. Once the candy has cooled and hardened, break it into pieces using your hands or a knife.

11. Store the Oklahoma nut candy in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.

12. Enjoy the delicious crunch and flavor of this homemade pecan brittle as a sweet treat or give it as a gift to friends and family!

This Oklahoma nut candy recipe yields a sweet, crunchy, and nutty confection that’s perfect for snacking or sharing during the holidays or any special occasion. Enjoy!

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