I feel guilty posting pictures of the hazelnut brittle we made in class; but only because I know how much it will pain my mother. She LOVES nut brittles--especially hazelnuts--and sadly, she is not here in Pasadena to enjoy this. Talk about an easy dessert people! Sugar, water, corn syrup, butter, vanilla, salt, baking soda, and hazelnuts. One pot on the stovetop and you've got some brittle. Oh, and you get to smash it into pieces. If that's not therapeutic then I don't know what is.