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Microwave Pecan Brittle

Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Mary Lyn Hill
Yield 3/4 pound
This microwave pecan brittle recipe makes preparing this classic candy super simple.

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.

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