Monday, June 18, 2012

Double Nut Not-So-Brittle

This adorably-named recipe comes from a friend of mine, and it is truly amazing!  Several years ago my friend shared this recipe, saying she was making it for all the men in her life (haha) for Father's Day.   While the original recipe calls for peanuts, I have made it multiple times with cashews, and also with a can of mixed nuts.  It's delicious! 

This year, I made some for my husband for Father's Day, too!  Of course he loved it......and we were happy he shared. 

What's so unique about this recipe is that the brittle is made in the microwave!  There's no need for a candy thermometer for this recipe.  Therefore, no need to feel intimidated about making candy!

A word of advice.  Learn from my mistake.  Do not double this recipe!  I tried doubling it this time around, didn't get the time right in the microwave, and ended up with chewy brittle.  Not so good.  (I made it again.....!)   If you want a double batch, just make it twice.  It really is a quick recipe to make, so no biggie!!!

Here's the recipe! 

Double Nut Not-So-Brittle

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4  teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
 1 1/2 cups lightly salted nuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray.  Set aside.

In a 2 quart glass measuring cup stir together sugar, corn syrup, and salt.  Microwave on high for 4 minutes.

Stir in butter and nuts, and microwave for 4 1/2 minutes.  The mixture should be thick, bubbly, and pale brown.  It will be very hot!!

Stir in vanilla and baking soda.  It will bubble up and then deflate.  Immediately pour onto prepared cookie sheets and spread it as flat and een as possible.  Tapping the cookie sheet on the counter helps.  Let stand for about 20 to 30 minutes and then break into pieces.   (Dropping the cookie sheet from a few inches above the counter works well!)  Store in an airtight container.

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