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Cinnamon Walnut Brittle Recipe

Cinnamon Walnut Brittle Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Cinnamon Walnut Brittle

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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!"

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"My son and brother-in-law fought over it until I made was super easy to make and turned out perfectly! I will definitely put it on my yearly list of Christmas goodies!"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"This was so good that I made a second batch today. I plan on making more for Christmas gifts. It is so easy and quick. The cinnamon is just the right amount. Not overwhelming. I made no adjustments to the recipe."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"This brittle is delicious and so very easy to make. I will be keeping this recipe."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

"I cooked it just as the recipe called for but it never hardened."

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

"This was so good!! I will be making this often."

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2008

"This was soooo easy & delicious! Everyone who has tried it can't stop eating it :) I'm just about to make a couple batches for Christmas gifts!"

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