Daily Archives: November 7, 2011

Microwave Nut Brittle

Hello Everyone,

Have you ever made nut brittle in the microwave? It can be done and I must say it’s a lot easier, faster and a little softer on your teeth! I won’t make traditional nut brittle ever again! I hate standing over the stove watching a thermometer for 30 minutes or more! Also several years ago I entered this in the state fair and won 1st place! Enjoy!

Microwave Nut Brittle:

Cooking spray

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 light corn syrup

1/8 tsp. salt

1-1/2 cups roasted peanuts, cashews, or mixed nuts

1 tsp. unsalted butter

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. baking soda

Spray a cookie sheet and metal spatula with cooking spray. In a 2-quart microwavable glass measuring cup or bowl, stir sugar, corn syrup, and salt with a wooden spoon until mixed. Microwave on high at 100% power, for 7-8 minutes or until syrup is pale yellow. Candy syrup is very hot! Handle carefully;do not tough hot mixture. Stir in nuts. Microwave on high 1-2 minutes or until nuts are lightly browned. Immediately stir in butter, vanilla, and baking soda until foamy. Quickly pour onto cookie sheet; spread evenly with spatula. Cool, and break into pieces. Store in a lightly covered container.

Well until next time..

Amanda 🙂

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Posted by on November 7, 2011 in Candy