Rating: 3.5 stars
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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.

Jackie Mills
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2007


Credit: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

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24 servings (serving size: about 1 ounce)


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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.