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Cappuccino Hazelnut Chocolate Brittle

Cappuccino Hazelnut Chocolate Brittle - incredibly delicious homemade candy brittle that makes an ideal wedding favour or to use for Holiday gift giving.
Course Candy/Confectionary
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 30 Portions (1 1/2 pounds brittle)
Calories 102 kcal


  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 tbsp instant espresso powder or 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup roasted unsalted hazelnuts roughly chopped
US Customary - Metric


  1. Roast hazelnuts in a shallow pan for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees F. Roll the roasted hazelnuts in a tea towel to remove the skins. Rough chop the nuts with a large knife.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium low heat combine white sugar, brown sugar and corn syrup. 

  3. Dissolve espresso powder in hot water and add to sugars. Bring to a rolling boil and add butter. 
  4. Cook low and slow at a very gentle boil to 300 degrees on a candy thermometer without stirring.
  5.  Remove from heat and stir in salt and vanilla. Pour mixture onto a greased cookie sheet and spread out to ¼ inch thickness.
  6. When the brittle solidifies but is still hot, sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top and let stand for 5 minutes to melt. Spread the melted chocolate chips evenly over the surface of the brittle. 
  7. Sprinkle the roasted chopped hazelnuts over the top pressing them into the chocolate. Allow to cool thoroughly before breaking into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Facts
Cappuccino Hazelnut Chocolate Brittle
Amount Per Serving (1 Portion)
Calories 102 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 48mg2%
Potassium 71mg2%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.