Microwave Pecan Brittle

Microwave Pecan Brittle Recipe
Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Mary Lyn Hill
This microwave pecan brittle recipe makes preparing this classic candy super simple.


3/4 pound

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup pecan pieces
1 teaspoon butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda


Combine sugar and corn syrup in a 1 1/2-quart microwave-safe bowl, stirring well.

Microwave at HIGH 4 minutes; stir in pecans. Microwave at HIGH 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in butter and vanilla; microwave 1 minute. Stir in soda until foamy.

Pour mixture onto a lightly greased baking sheet; cool on pan on a wire rack. Break into pieces, and store in an airtight container.


Janie Proffitt Flippo, Roanoke, Virginia,

November 1997
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