Black Walnut Microwave Nut Brittle

Rose Mary Mogan


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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Makes about a pound of candy
15 Min
10 Min


  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 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 Black Walnut Microwave Nut Brittle


  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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About Black Walnut Microwave Nut Brittle

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American

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