Photo: Tina Cornett; Styling: Mary Lyn Hill
3/4 pound

This microwave pecan brittle recipe makes preparing this classic candy super simple.

How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

DebiNurse's Review

December 21, 2014
Have you ever heard "if it sounds too good to be true, it is"? Well, I was so excited to find a recipe I could whip out without standing at the stove making my recipe! I followed exactly the directions, and decided I'd use the 5 minutes at the end, and not do the 7 minutes to make sure I err on the side of caution. Well..... I looked around at 4 minutes to peek and it was burnt pecans in a dark mess. So, if you risk making this recipe, and you have a newer'ish microwave, cut the time!! It's a huge waste of fresh pecans. :(.