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Macadamia Almond Brittle Recipe

Macadamia Almond Brittle Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


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

Nutritional 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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nightskystar User ID: 1034705 2489
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"I have made peanut and other nut brittles for YEARS. standing by the stove. stirring and stirring and stirring...i was really can what took me over an hour to make ONE batch have the same amount in under 10 minutes? Gather all your ingredients....use a large glass mixing bowl with a handle. i have the next batch measured and prepared while i'm cooking the first. just be sure to get that lovely amber color before you add the baking microwave is older and slower and it takes longer. OH..and NOONE can tell the difference between this brittle and the brittle i slaved over..WIN!!!"

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