Microwave Pecan Brittle


This pecan brittle recipe is a breeze to make in the microwave. My family begs me to make this recipe all of the time — especially during the holidays!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup light corn syrup

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

  2. Combine pecans, sugar, corn syrup, and salt in a 4-cup microwave-safe glass measuring cup.

  3. Microwave on high for 3 1/2 minutes; stir and microwave for 3 1/2 minutes more. Stir in butter and microwave for 2 minutes.

  4. Stir in baking soda and vanilla extract until foamy; pour onto the prepared baking sheet, then tilt the sheet back and forward to allow it to spread a little. Allow brittle to cool completely before breaking into pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

218 Calories
10g Fat
34g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 218
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 173mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 50mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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