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Cinnamon Walnut Brittle

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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3/4 pound


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes longer or until mixture turns a light amber color (mixture will be very hot).
  • 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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  • SpookyDahlia
    Dec 22, 2012

    I have made this 3 times already and people love it! I have never made brittle before and this was fantastic!I have been making it in a large glass measuring cup with a handle and that has made things easy to deal with. I will be making more before the holidays are over =^.^=

  • LzaB
    Apr 30, 2012

    Very easy to make, love it!

  • penngwen24
    Dec 24, 2011

    Not very cinnamon tasting so I substituted cinnamon flavoring for vanilla. I omitted the walnuts. While its cooling I sprinkled red sugar & cinnamon red hots.

  • tlahr4u
    Sep 13, 2010

    I needed something quick and easy for a gift but this wasn't it! It burned halfway through the second cooking of 21/2 min. My microwave is even less wattage than the recipe called for so I don't understand what happened!

  • 2muchmuchmtthyme
    Jan 30, 2010

    Delicious! But took two to handle it.One to hold and tip the hot bowl while the other scraped. My daughter settled that problem by purchasing a large size measuring cup with a handle. That worked great!

  • chananfred
    Dec 27, 2009

    My son and brother-in-law fought over it until I made was super easy to make and turned out perfectly! I will definitely put it on my yearly list of Christmas goodies!

  • PJ Cash
    Dec 21, 2009

    This was so good that I made a second batch today. I plan on making more for Christmas gifts. It is so easy and quick. The cinnamon is just the right amount. Not overwhelming. I made no adjustments to the recipe.

  • tkarinas
    Dec 21, 2009

    This brittle is delicious and so very easy to make. I will be keeping this recipe.

  • quiltingot
    Dec 17, 2009

    I cooked it just as the recipe called for but it never hardened.

  • GramCarol
    Dec 13, 2009

    This was so good!! I will be making this often.