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Microwave Walnut Brittle Recipe

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Looking for a snappy standout? This brittle is simple to make in the microwave. Plus, it'll bring on the compliments quickly.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped walnuts or black walnuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 ounce) equals 143 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 138 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a covered 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe glass dish, microwave the walnuts, sugar, corn syrup and salt on high for 2-1/2 minutes. Stir; cook 2-1/2 minutes longer. Stir in butter and vanilla. Cover and microwave on high for 1-1/4 minutes. Add baking soda; stir quickly until lightly foamy. Immediately pour onto a lightly buttered baking sheet; spread until very thin. When cool, break into small pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Yield: 1-1/4 pounds.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Microwave Walnut Brittle in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p39

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 ounce) equals 143 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 138 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2008

It sounds like you didn't cook long enough. Microwave ovens vary. Try cooking 5 minutes before stirring and then 2-1/2 minutes longer.

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Reviewed Nov. 26, 2008

My brittle never hardened. Therefore, could not use. What did I do wrong. Not happy.

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