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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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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).

  • 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).

  • Cool brittle completely. Break into irregular pieces. Makes about 1/2 pound.

Tips

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

Nutrition Facts

87 calories; 3 g total fat; 2 mg cholesterol; 72 mg sodium. 15 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein;

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