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Microwave Walnut Brittle Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

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.