Black Walnut Microwave Nut Brittle

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By Rose Mary Mogan
from Sauk Village, IL

This recipe is made in the microwave in 10 minutes, but I chose to use the all time SOUTHERN FAVORITE Black Walnuts because I didn't have enough Peanuts. You may use other nuts of choice. I also used Vanilla Bean Paste instead of Vanilla Extract. This brittle will be darker in color because of the Black Walnuts, but the taste is amazing. You can also add a dash of salt to enhance the flavor of the brittle if you wish, but I tend not to add salt when using salted peanuts. I think you will marvel at how quickly you can make this candy. The key is to work quickly & have everything ready.

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serves Makes about a pound of candy
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Microwave

Ingredients

  •   1 c
    granulated sugar
  •   1/2 c
    light corn syrup
  •   1 1/2 tsp
    butter
  •   1 tsp
    vanilla bean paste or extract
  •   1 1/2 c
    black walnuts or other nuts of choice
  •   1 tsp
    baking soda

How To Make

  • 1
    These are most of the main ingredients for this recipe. This recipe requires working quickly to prevent the candy from hardening.
  • 2
    Butter liberally a shallow baking pan, and set aside till needed. Measure out walnuts or other nuts of choice, & set aside so they can be added quickly when needed.
  • 3
    Spray measuring cup with non stick cooking spray before measuring out corn syrup. It helps to release the syrup more easily. Mix the sugar and corn syrup in a 2 quart microwaveable bowl or dish, and stir to blend before placing in microwave, to cook for 4 minutes
  • 4
    Then remove from microwave, add nuts, and stir quickly and return to microwave, and cook for an additional 4 minutes.
  • 5
    Next add in the butter and vanilla Bean paste or extract, stir, and return to microwave for an additional 2 minutes.
  • 6
    Then remove from microwave and add the baking soda, stir quickly as mixture is bubbling. I prefer using a wooden spoon when I make this.
  • 7
    Pour candy brittle onto prepared sheet pan, and allow to harden and cool. When cool enough to handle, break into small bite size pieces. I do not recommend doubling recipe. It is best to make one batch at a time.
  • 8
    Note: BLACK WALNUT BRITTLE WILL BE A LOT DARKER IN COLOR THAN REGULAR PEANUT BRITTLE. One of these is Black Walnut and the other is mostly Peanut Brittle with about a quarter cup walnuts added because I didn't have any more peanuts.

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