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Colorado Millet Brittle

Millet is a grain that is most often used for bird seed; however, it is gaining popularity in the food industry because it is gluten-free. Colorado is the No. 1 millet-producing state in the nation, with 330,000 acres producing more than 8 million bushels each year.

Recipe courtesy: Colorado Department of Agriculture and Chef Jason K. Morse, C.E.C., executive chef of Douglas County School District.

1-1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons water, room temperature

2 teaspoons vanilla paste

1-1/2 cups cane sugar

1 cup water, room temperature

1 cup corn or cane syrup

4 tablespoons salted butter, softened

16 ounces raw millet

1 teaspoon kosher salt

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