Cinnamon Walnut Brittle Recipe
Cinnamon Walnut Brittle Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Cinnamon Walnut Brittle Recipe

Read Reviews
4 11 11
Publisher Photo
Seasoned with cinnamon, this spicy brittle is a great gift or family snack to munch while watching Christmas movies. Best of all, it goes together quick as a wink in the microwave.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 57 calories, 2g fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (8g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. Butter a baking sheet; set aside. In a 2-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar and corn syrup. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3 minutes; stir. Cook, uncovered, on high 2-1/2 minutes longer. Stir in the walnuts, butter and cinnamon.
  2. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes longer or until mixture turns a light amber color (mixture will be very hot).
  3. Quickly stir in baking soda and vanilla until light and foamy. Immediately pour onto prepared pan; spread with a metal spatula. Cool; break into pieces. Yield: 3/4 pound.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Cinnamon Walnut Brittle in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2004, p25

Reviews for Cinnamon Walnut Brittle

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

"I have made this 3 times already and people love it! I have never made brittle before and this was fantastic!I have been making it in a large glass measuring cup with a handle and that has made things easy to deal with. I will be making more before the holidays are over =^.^="

Reviewed Apr. 30, 2012

"Very easy to make, love it!"

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"Not very cinnamon tasting so I substituted cinnamon flavoring for vanilla. I omitted the walnuts. While its cooling I sprinkled red sugar & cinnamon red hots."

Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"I needed something quick and easy for a gift but this wasn't it! It burned halfway through the second cooking of 21/2 min. My microwave is even less wattage than the recipe called for so I don't understand what happened!"

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2010

"Delicious! But took two to handle it.One to hold and tip the hot bowl while the other scraped. My daughter settled that problem by purchasing a large size measuring cup with a handle. That worked great!"

Loading Image