Tip: If your hot brittle mixture doesn't spread well just pop the pan in a 350 degree oven for 2 minutes and it should warm the sugar mixture just enough to help pull it from the middle to the sides to make it thinner. Warning! The oven must already be preheated or the mixture will set up. I only do this when I am teaching someone how to do it and I think I might not be able to work as quickly. Good tip if you are new at this.