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Pili Nut Brittle

How to Make Pili Nut Brittle

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Native Delicacies
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 2 servings


  • 1/4 kilo 2 cups blanched and shelled raw pili nuts
  • 3 Tbsp. butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp.baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp. white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. light syrup
  • cooking oil for frying


How to make Pili Nut Brittle:

  • Sun dry pili nuts for half a day. Combine butter and baking soda. Brush some of the mixture on a clean marble slab.
  • Reserve the rest for use later. Set marble slab aside. In a large frying pan over low fire, deep fry nuts in oil until slightly yellow. Add sugar and continue frying until nuts are yellow brown.
  • Add syrup and continue frying until nuts are medium - dark brown. Remove nuts from oil and spread out on marble slab. Brush nuts with reserved butter mixture.
  • When nuts are slightly cool but still warm, divide into portions. Seal in a plastic bag and store in a jar.