Pecan Brittle (Microwave)

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I modified the microwave peanut brittle found on this site to suit my in-laws preference for pecan brittle.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
1 /2 pound batch


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup corn syrup

  • 1 ½ cups pecan pieces

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Combine sugar and corn syrup in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in a microwave at 70%, or 700W, power for 4 minutes. Remove and stir. Microwave again at 70% power for 4 minutes. Add pecans, butter, and vanilla extract.

  2. Microwave at 100%, or 1000W, power for 3 minutes. Add baking soda and stir until frothy.

  3. Pour out onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and let cool for 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

349 Calories
20g Fat
44g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 349
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 201mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 94mg 2%

* 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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