After several failed attempts at making homemade brittle, I finally got some sense and called my Grandma Myrna! She gave me this recipe for brittle made in the microwave, and I had instant success! The best tips she gave were to 'work quickly, have everything pre-measured out, and for goodness' sake, don't burn yourself!'

Kim

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grease a large baking sheet with butter.

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  • Mix sugar and honey together in a large microwave-safe glass bowl; mixture will be very thick. Place in the microwave and cook on high for 1 minute. Stir, and cook 1 minute more. Stir mixture again, and cook until mixture boils and sugar is dissolved, an additional 30 seconds to 2 minutes.

  • Stir walnuts into the bowl with the sugar mixture. Heat in the microwave another 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in butter, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Microwave until mixture is caramel in color, an additional 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Carefully remove bowl from microwave, and quickly stir in baking soda until incorporated. Immediately pour mixture onto the buttered cookie sheet. Allow to cool until brittle is set, about 15 minutes. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

Cook's Note:

The cook times for this recipe are based on a 1200-watt microwave. You may have to add or subtract time depending on the wattage of your microwave.

Nutrition Facts

136 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 22.3g 7% DV; fat 5.5g 8% DV; cholesterol 1.9mg 1% DV; sodium 132.4mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2018
I'm the submitter of this recipe and the times used are based on a 1200 Watt microwave You may have to adjust your times dependent on what your microwave wattage is. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2020
250 did not get it hard. It was soft and gooey, so I put it in the oven and it finally got hard. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2018
I'm the submitter of this recipe and the times used are based on a 1200 Watt microwave You may have to adjust your times dependent on what your microwave wattage is. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2020
250 did not get it hard. It was soft and gooey, so I put it in the oven and it finally got hard. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2020
I made it and can hardly wait to try it. However, it is not getting hard. Read More
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