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Cinnamon Walnut Brittle Recipe

Cinnamon Walnut Brittle Recipe

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 YIELD:36 servings


  • 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


  • 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. Yield: 3/4 pound.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 7052013 207411
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6669570 136341
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2012

"Very easy to make, love it!"

penngwen24 User ID: 6421640 61270
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2895296 207410
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4444929 155762
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4174865 65298
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4052541 149073
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4389335 154991
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

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

quiltingot User ID: 2617420 65280
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

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

GramCarol User ID: 61411 76177
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

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

Ultrachick91 User ID: 3695602 150930
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2008

"This was soooo easy & delicious! Everyone who has tried it can't stop eating it :) I'm just about to make a couple batches for Christmas gifts!"

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