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Maple Nut Brittle                                                    Aunt Ethel (Johnson)

2 cups nuts (broken)                                                1 1/2 cup maple sugar

1 1/2 cup light corn syrup                                         3/4 cup water

2 Tablespoons butter                                               Salt


Brown nuts slightly in oven.  Cook sugar, syrup and water together stirring until sugar dissolves.  Add butter.  Continue cooking without stirring until syrup is brittle when tested in water (290 degrees F).  Add nuts and pour in an inverted greased pan on very thin sheet.  Do not scrape bottom and sides of pan.  Coconut may be used in place of nuts.