I found this great Autumn Brittle recipe on line and could not wait to try it out. Beings as my Mom is a big peanut brittle fan I thought she would enjoy trying a new recipe with me when we were up at her house. With all of the nuts in this recipe it is not cheap to make, but, oh, is it worth it. I learned a couple of things while making this that I thought I would pass on to you. When cooking the sugar mixture, the temperature goes from soft crack to hard crack fast so you need to be on your toes or it will burn. I burnt the first batch and was not about to mess up all of my precious nuts for something that tastes burnt. So I started all over again.
I love the look of all these nuts together. I think that they look so autumny. I spread them out in a 9 x 13 inch pan, but when I do it again I think I will use a jelly roll pan that is bigger. That way the pieces don't end up as thick and would be easier to bite into without some kind of dental work later.