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Laden with walnuts, this brittle recipe is wonderful served crushed over low-fat vanilla ice cream. While cooking the sugar mixture, place the prepared jelly-roll pan in a 200° oven for about 10 minutes. This will help the mixture stay warm and pliable so you can spread it quickly and easily.

Recipe by Cooking Light November 2007


Credit: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

Recipe Summary

24 servings (serving size: about 1 ounce)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Line a jelly-roll pan with parchment paper, and coat paper lightly with cooking spray.

  • Combine sugar, light-colored corn syrup, 1/2 cup water, and butter in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cook 20 minutes or until a candy thermometer registers 275°. Stir in walnuts; cook 2 minutes or until candy thermometer registers 295°, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda and vanilla (mixture will bubble). Quickly pour mixture onto prepared pan; spread to 1/4-inch thickness using a wooden spoon coated with cooking spray. Cool completely; using a wooden spoon, break brittle into bite-sized pieces.

Nutrition Facts

125 calories; calories from fat 39%; fat 5.4g; saturated fat 0.8g; mono fat 0.8g; poly fat 3.6g; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 19.9g; fiber 0.5g; cholesterol 1mg; iron 0.2mg; sodium 91mg; calcium 9mg.