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Macadamia Almond Brittle

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min. + cooling


about 1 pound

This is a nuttier version of a basic brittle recipe. I added macadamia nuts - my favorites - and the brittle turned out tastier than ever. I love making this crisp snack because the results are impressive...and the job goes fast using the microwave. -Cheryl Miller, Fort Collins, Colorado
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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. In a 1-1/2-quart microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar and corn syrup. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Stir in nuts. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until a candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-crack stage). Quickly stir in butter, vanilla and baking soda until mixture is light and foamy.
  2. When bubbles subside, pour onto a greased baking sheet, spreading as thinly as possible with a metal spatula. Cool completely; break into pieces. Store in an airtight container with waxed paper between the layers.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 220 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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