Total TimePrep: 15 min. + cooling
Makesabout 1 pound
Well the previous rating was from 2015 but I have a fairly new microwave and 4 minutes on the second step seems to be too long. I do not have "huge old 2000 watt microwave" and have made this recipe several times. It did scorch the pecans at 4 minutes (really 3 min 30 sec is when I stopped it). (I guess I thought that comment was rather rude) It is a good recipe but be aware that it may scorch during the second 4 min. everyone is different.
Tastes are individual. I will qualify my review that my review is based on a taste preference. I did not care for this recipe. Again, this is a taste preference. I prefer a more 'buttery' experience with nut brittles and a little more crunch. I believed this recipe to be somewhat (not grossly) lacking in depth of flavor and in 'crunch'. Having said that...instructions were clear, and it produces a satisfactory product. However, it is not on par (to my tastes) with other recipes that I have used. It is certainly worth making to determine if it satisfies YOUR tastes. I thank the submitter of this recipe for taking time to share.
Worked great! My microwave is supposed to be 1350 watts, but still took 4:00 plus 1:30 more to get it to temperature on the first step. But 4:00 minutes worked great on the second heat. Don't know how anyone could have "burned" it as one review said. Perhaps they have a huge old 2000 watt or higher microwave. I'd recommend try it again and heat in 2 minute increments until you get to temperature. Also I think the ratio of nuts to candy is a little high. I think next time I'll double the candy, but only increase the nuts by a third or so. Finally found another good use for the microwave besides leftovers.
thank you so much for this recipe, I have never made any kind of brittle before and this was so easy and delicious, thanks again
This was horrible and I've made brittle for 20 yrs. I followed the recipe to a "T" and burnt everything...I even used a candy thermometer.
This was wonderful!! And sooo easy. My microwave is a 1,650 watt microwave so I adjusted both cooktimes to be 3 minutes rather than 4. Thank you for including the candy temperatures - that helped me to be confident on the times. It was so good and so easy, I am going to make another batch tomorrow.
Made it just like the recipe said, and I had a hard time getting everybody around to wait for it to cool before they dug in! Smelled and tasted really good. It's actually almost addicting; you can't just eat one piece! Needless to say, I may need to make another batch if I want any tomorrow.
This a fast and easy way to make a very good brittle. I can only say "Make sure you have everything ready to make this." cause it comes together fast.
This recipe was true to the point. I wouldn't add anything! Quick easy and delicious!
This is the best brittle recipe I have ever made