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Mixed-Nut Brittle

Mixed-Nut Brittle

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  • Yield: 1/2 pound
  • Start to Finish 15 mins

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


  • 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


  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.


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

Nutrition Facts

(Mixed-Nut Brittle)

carb. (g) 15, calcium (mg) 10, cal. (kcal) 87, pro. (g) 1, sodium (mg) 72, sat. fat (g) 1, Fat, total (g) 3, chol. (mg) 2, iron (mg) 0

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