Almond Brittle (Almond Chikki)

October 22nd, 2012 filed under Desserts, Gluten Free, Snacks
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Almond brittle also known as Chikki in India this is quick and easy recipe to make. This old fashioned candy every body will enjoy.

Recipe will make about 12oz.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoons sesame seeds roasted


  1. Grease about 8×10 cookie sheet and keep aside.
  2. In a heavy bottom sauce pan, over medium high heat melt the butter, then add sugar, and salt.
  3. Keep stirring the sugar continuously till sugar start melting and changing the color to light brown. Turn off the heat as soon it comes to golden brown in color. This should take 4-5 minutes. Note: when sugar starts melting it changes the color very quickly and it can easily burn.
  4. Add almonds and sesame seeds, stir quickly. Pour over the greased sheet and spread evenly.
  5. After brittle comes to room temperature brake them in pieces.
  6. Store them in air tight container.


  1. Almond Brittle makes a delicious homemade gift. Pack it in a jar or candy bag.
  2. Garnish ice cream and kheer to give a gourmet look with few pieces of Brittle.


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21 Responses to “Almond Brittle (Almond Chikki)”

  1. Barbara says:

    Sounds delicious, and a nice idea for a gift.

  2. Mayu says:

    Hi Aunty,

    I prepared this but it does not taste good its very bitter,I think I over heated or burnt it..Is there any way to make it taste good??


  3. kushy says:

    I use to prepare chikki using peanuts.I like Lonavala chikki mostly.I have to try this.Thanks for sharing this.

  4. Liane Albert says:

    Im from the US but my husband is Indian and I cook indian a lot as well.
    Contact me if you’d like me to share some of my own recipes as well – I don’t blog though!

  5. frumgirl says:

    Dear Manjulaji,

    I made your almond chikki this morning and it is so delicious. I love your website and have been cooking from it almost daily for two years. My husband and I are not Indian (I am eastern European descent and he is Soviet [Ukraine] and Israeli) but we love Indian food. I am having my first baby in six months and we joke about how the baby will be American Jew but raised on your Indian food.

    I wish you all the best and will continue cooking your recipes for more years to come.


  6. Suman says:

    Pls teach us how to make atte ke ladoo.

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