Mixed-Nut Brittle

A Christmas favorite, this crunchy candy of nuts and caramelized sugar is ready in 15 minutes when cooked in the microwave.

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Yields:
1/2 pound
Start to Finish:
15 mins
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Mixed-Nut Brittle

Ingredients
1/2
cup sugar
1/2
cup light-color corn syrup
1/2
cup salted mixed nuts or peanuts
1
tablespoon butter
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  1. Grease a small baking sheet; set aside. In a microwave-safe 4-cup glass measure, combine sugar and corn syrup. Microwave mixture, uncovered, in a 900- to 1200-watt microwave oven on 100% power (high) for 5 minutes, stirring twice.
  2. Stir in nuts and butter. Microwave mixture, uncovered, on 100% power (high) for 1 to 2 minutes more or just until mixture turns golden (mixture continues to cook and becomes more golden when removed from the microwave).
  3. Stir in vanilla and baking soda. Immediately pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Use two forks to lift and pull candy into a thin sheet as it cools (this helps make the brittle crisp).
  4. Cool brittle completely. Break into irregular pieces. Makes about 1/2 pound.

From the Test Kitchen

Layer pieces between waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

(Mixed-Nut Brittle)
    Per serving:
  • 87 kcal cal.,
  • 3 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 2 mg chol.,
  • 72 mg sodium,
  • 15 g carb.,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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