Maple Butter Brittle with Brisket Bits

Prep time: 15 mins      Cook time: 15 mins      Rest time: 1 hr+     Total time: 1 hr 30 mins

Makes: 1 9×13 baking sheet worth of brittle

This maple butter brittle is made using maple syrup and butter and is topped with salty dried brisket pieces.

What you need to make Maple Butter Brittle with Brisket Bits

Ingredients:

Equipment:

(for the full recipe, scroll to the bottom)

Substitutions

Any Carnivore Crisps beef cut will do, although I recommend Beef Brisket (ASHLEYR for 10% off).

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How to make Maple Butter Brittle with Brisket Bits

If a visual will help, watch the Instagram Reel for this recipe.

*Maple syrup/butter ratios:

I’ve tried this recipe with a 2:1 maple syrup/butter ratio (as written…1 cup maple syrup + 1/2 cup butter) and a 1:1 maple syrup/butter ratio (1 cup maple syrup + 1 cup butter). The recipe as written is more like brittle. The 1:1: ratio comes out a bit softer, but if you prefer a fattier variation, this will work just fine.

You may even be able to do 1:2 maple syrup/butter (1/2 cup maple syrup + 1 cup butter). Although I’ve never tried it and I’m not sure how the texture would end up, I think it would work. It would just be much fattier and less like brittle.

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Chop the brisket pieces into small bits.

Chop your Carnivore Crisps Beef Brisket (ASHLEYR for 10% off) into small pieces. Set aside.

Melt the butter.

Melt the butter to room temperature, then set aside.

Prepare your sheet pan.

Add a piece of parchment paper to your 9×13 baking sheet (or whatever you’re using to house the brittle while freezing) and set aside.

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Make the brittle base.

Add the maple syrup to your 8″ cast iron pan (or similar cooking pan) and bring to medium high heat.

Stir frequently to prevent it from burning.

Track the temperature with your cooking thermometer. Once it reaches 270 degrees, add the melted butter.

Once the butter is added, mix well for a few seconds, then immediately pour the mixture onto the parchment paper on your baking sheet.

With a spoon or similar tool, spread the mixture across the baking sheet to create an even layer. For a visual, see the Instagram reel for this recipe.

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Add the brisket bits.

Add the chopped brisket pieces to the top of the brittle immediately.

Freeze the brittle.

Once the brisket pieces are added, freeze the brittle for 1+ hour or until firm. It should break cleanly and easily once done.

Serve and enjoy.

Once firm, remove from the freezer and break apart into whatever size pieces you prefer.

Note: this brittle is best stored in (and served right out of) the freezer. You can store it in the fridge, but it won’t be as firm.

Note: when bitten into, the brittle breaks and crunches like you’d imagine brittle would, but once you chew, the texture turns into a softer candy-like texture.

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Tips to make the best Maple Butter Brittle with Brisket Bits

  • This brittle is best stored in (and served right out of) the freezer. You can store it in the fridge, but it won’t be as firm.
  • When bitten into, the brittle breaks and crunches like you’d imagine brittle would, but once you chew, the texture turns into a softer candy-like texture.
  • I’ve tried this recipe with a 2:1 maple syrup/butter ratio (as written…1 cup maple syrup + 1/2 cup butter) and a 1:1 maple syrup/butter ratio (1 cup maple syrup + 1 cup butter). The recipe as written is more like brittle. The 1:1: ratio comes out a bit softer, but if you prefer a fattier variation, this will work just fine. You may even be able to do 1:2 maple syrup/butter (1/2 cup maple syrup + 1 cup butter). I’ve never tried it and I’m not sure how the texture would end up, but I think it would work. It would just be much fattier and probably less like brittle.

A few of my other favorite sweet eats:

Strawberry Truffles

Crunch Bars [with Beef]

Jumbo Chocolate Cups with Salted Chunky Date Filling

Flourless Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Spongey Cake Bars

Maple Bacon Doughnuts

Maple Butter Brittle with Brisket Bits

animal-based maple butter brittle

Maple Butter Brittle with Brisket Bits

This maple butter brittle is made using maple syrup and butter and is topped with salty dried brisket pieces.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Food Type: Candy, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet Preference: Candy, Desserts, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Low FODMAP, Nightshade-Free, Nut-Free, Pastry, Snack
Author: Ashley Rothstein

Equipment

  • 8″ cast iron pan (or similar cooking pan)
  • Cooking thermometer
  • Parchment paper
  • 9x13 baking sheet (or large plate to pour brittle mixture for freezing)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup maple syrup*
  • 1/2 cup butter*
  • 1 3.75 oz bag Carnivore Crisps Beef Brisket (ASHLEYR for 10% off)

Instructions

If a visual will help, watch the Instagram Reel for this recipe.

    *Maple syrup/butter ratios:

    • I've tried this recipe with a 2:1 maple syrup/butter ratio (as written...1 cup maple syrup + 1/2 cup butter) and a 1:1 maple syrup/butter ratio (1 cup maple syrup + 1 cup butter). The recipe as written is more like brittle. The 1:1: ratio comes out a bit softer, but if you prefer a fattier variation, this will work just fine.
    • You may even be able to do 1:2 maple syrup/butter (1/2 cup maple syrup + 1 cup butter). I've never tried it and I'm not sure how the texture would end up, but I think it would work. It would just be much fattier and probably less like brittle.

    Chop the brisket pieces into small bits.

    Melt the butter.

    • Melt the butter to room temperature, then set aside.

    Prepare your sheet pan.

    Make the brittle base.

    • Add the maple syrup to your 8" cast iron pan (or similar cooking pan) and bring to medium high heat.
    • Stir frequently to prevent it from burning.
    • Track the temperature with your cooking thermometer. Once it reaches 270 degrees, add the melted butter.
    • Once the butter is added, mix well for a few seconds, then immediately pour the mixture onto the parchment paper on your baking sheet.
    • With a spoon or similar tool, spread the mixture across the baking sheet to create an even layer. For a visual, see the Instagram reel for this recipe.

    Add the brisket bits.

    • Add the chopped brisket pieces to the top of the brittle immediately.

    Freeze the brittle.

    • Once the brisket pieces are added, freeze the brittle for 1+ hour or until firm. It should break cleanly and easily once done.

    Serve and enjoy.

    • Once firm, remove from the freezer and break apart into whatever size pieces you prefer.
    • Note: this brittle is best stored in (and served right out of) the freezer. You can store it in the fridge, but it won't be as firm.
    • Note: when bitten into, the brittle breaks and crunches like you'd imagine brittle would, but once you chew, the texture turns into a softer candy-like texture.

     

    Looking for some more easy sweet eats? Try one of these recipes:

    Strawberry Truffles

    Crunch Bars [with Beef]

    Jumbo Chocolate Cups with Salted Chunky Date Filling

    Flourless Lemon Blueberry Muffins

    Spongey Cake Bars

    Maple Bacon Doughnuts

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    Ashley Rothstein

    Ashley Rothstein develops tasty, whole food, animal-based, fat-filled recipes that include a moderate amount of minimally toxic plant foods. To fix her own health issues, she bounced around between the carnivore, keto, and paleo diets for a few years. After experiencing and studying each diet philosophy, she learned she feels her best by merging the three and following an animal-based diet with time-restricted feeding. As a glut at heart, she likes to channel her creativity and create meals that are healthy but also satisfy her inner gluttonous spirits.

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