Microwave Pecan Brittle


1 Cup Pecan’s or Raw Peanuts
1 Cup White Sugar
½ Cup White Corn Syrup 1/8 Teaspoon Salt (Only if using peanuts)
1 Tablespoon Butter or Margarine
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Vanilla


Grease the bottom of a cookie sheet with butter or margarine

We use a large 6 cup glass measuring cup, with a handle, to cook the brittle in.

Add nuts, sugar, corn syrup and salt, to large measuring cup and stir. Cook 4 minutes on high then stir and cook an additional 1½ minutes on high.
Add butter, stir and cook 1 minute 40 seconds on high
Add baking soda and vanilla. Stir, very quickly, until foaming.
Pour onto a buttered cookie sheet
Cool completely, crack and store in an airtight container.


All microwaves cook at different rates so you may need to experiment with the times, for your microwave, to reach the hard crack stage for pecan brittle.

Servings: 12 servings
Recipe Difficulty: Normal
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 4 minutes
Country: USA