Microwave Pecan Brittle

Cathy Smith


A friend gave me some of this a few years ago for Christmas and I couldn't stop eating it. I thought it was the best thing I ever tasted, so I got the recipe from her and now I make it for gifts.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 c
    pecans, halved
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 1/2 c
    white corn syrup
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda

How to Make Microwave Pecan Brittle


  1. In a microwave, cook or pecans, sugar, corn syrup for 4 minutes. Add a teaspoon of butter or margarine and a teaspoon of vanilla, stir and cook for 2 minutes more.
  2. Remove and add a teaspoon of baking soda. Stir until light and foamy.
  3. Pour into a greased cookie sheet, let cool one hour. Flip over and crack with back of a spoon into desired pieces.
  4. Note: Be sure to use a microwave safe bowl. Be very careful not to get the hot mixture on you. You may have to adjust times according to your microwave.

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About Microwave Pecan Brittle

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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