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Easy Nut Brittle

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 40


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed nuts, such as pecan halves, cashews, pistachios, coarsely chopped if large
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


  • Spray a rimmed baking sheet and a wide metal spatula with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a 2-quart glass measuring cup, combine sugar, corn syrup, and salt, stirring until sugar is moistened.
  • Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Stir in butter and nuts; return to microwave for about 5 minutes, until the sugar mixture is thick, bubbly, and very pale brown in color. Mixture is very hot; use handle when holding and pouring.
  • Remove from microwave, stir in vanilla and baking soda (mixture may foam up). Immediately pour onto prepared baking sheet, spreading mixture as thinly as possible with the prepared spatula.
  • Let stand 20 minutes until hardened, then lift off sheet, and break brittle into bite-size pieces. Store in a canning jar! 
Keyword Easy Nut Brittle