Mixed Nut-Cornflake Brittle Recipe
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Mixed Nut-Cornflake Brittle Recipe

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This five-ingredient brittle is one of the best I've made. The recipe is so easy to follow and can be completed in about 30 minutes. Friends ask me for the recipe all the time.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 cups cornflakes
  • 1-1/2 cups mixed nuts

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 204 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 203mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with foil and heavily grease the foil; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and butter. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture begins to a boil. Remove from the heat. Stir in cornflakes and nuts.
  2. Spread into prepared pan. Bake at 300° for 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Break into pieces. Store at room temperature in an airtight container. Yield: about 1-1/4 pounds.
Originally published as Mixed Nut-Cornflake Brittle in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2006, p66

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tlparmaple User ID: 6421937 83307
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"Just wondering when was I supposed to take it off the tin foil after it cooled or before?"

siamcrab User ID: 5732186 154616
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

"I like this recipe very much, I will try to make it for my family on new year day."

#1Jeeplover User ID: 4824965 109124
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2010

"I will make this recipe for as long as I live, we can't stop eating it. It should be number 1 on the comfort food list! Crunchy, sweet and a little salt from the nuts is so good."

campbellk User ID: 3142196 162394
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2008

"this is the best treat,and is great to take hiking, and to make special treats for others i have put it into stocking shaped goodie bags for my grandkids for xmas!My other half can't stay out of it!! best quick recipe i've tried in a very long time."

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