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Macadamia Almond Brittle Recipe

Macadamia Almond Brittle Recipe

This is a nuttier version of a basic brittle recipe. I added macadamia nuts - my favorites - and the brittle turned out tastier than ever. I love making this crisp snack because the results are impressive...and the job goes fast using the microwave. -Cheryl Miller, Fort Collins, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  • 1. In a 1-1/2-quart microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar and corn syrup. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Stir in nuts. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until a candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-crack stage). Quickly stir in butter, vanilla and baking soda until mixture is light and foamy.
  • 2. When bubbles subside, pour onto a greased baking sheet, spreading as thinly as possible with a metal spatula. Cool completely; break into pieces. Store in an airtight container with waxed paper between the layers. Yield: about 1 pound.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 220 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 154 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.