- 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
- 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.
Originally published as Microwave Walnut Brittle in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p39
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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."
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2008
"My brittle never hardened. Therefore, could not use. What did I do wrong. Not happy."