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Cinnamon Walnut Brittle

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

3/4 pound

Seasoned with cinnamon, this spicy brittle is a great gift or family snack to munch while watching Christmas movies. Best of all, it goes together quick as a wink in the microwave.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Butter a baking sheet; set aside. In a 2-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar and corn syrup. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3 minutes; stir. Cook, uncovered, on high 2-1/2 minutes longer. Stir in the walnuts, butter and cinnamon.
  2. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes longer or until mixture turns a light amber color (mixture will be very hot).
  3. Quickly stir in baking soda and vanilla until light and foamy. Immediately pour onto prepared pan; spread with a metal spatula. Cool; break into pieces.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 57 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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