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Microwave Pecan Brittle Recipe
  • READY IN 49 mins

Microwave Pecan Brittle

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"The pecans give this brittle a whole new flavor. I am begged for this recipe all of the time. I hope all enjoy."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    9 mins

    49 mins


  1. Butter a baking sheet.
  2. Combine pecans, sugar, corn syrup, and salt in a glass 4-cup measuring cup.
  3. Heat in microwave for 3 1/2 minutes; stir and heat for 3 1/2 more minutes. Stir butter into pecan mixture and heat in microwave for 2 more minutes.
  4. Stir baking soda and vanilla extract into pecan mixture until foamy; pour onto the prepared baking sheet. Allow to cool completely before breaking brittle into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 22, 2013

So easy! I didn't have a big enough measuring cup so I just used a glass , microwaveable dish. I didn't cook mine the entire 3.5 minutes on the second round because the pecans were trying to scorch. I did the rest exactly as it said and it turned out perfectly! Doesn't make a huge amount so you may want to double the recipe if you want a lot. Sooooo good! This recipe is a keeper for sure!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 17, 2013

This recipe has all the right ingredients and was easy to make but if you follow the directions as given your brittle will burn. Perhaps this was meant to be used with a low wattage microwave, My microwave is 1200 watts .


12 Ratings

Dec 19, 2013

Just wanted everyone to know that I'm the one who posted this recipe. I make this all the time and have made it on several different microwaves that have varied in wattage. I'm sorry that yours have burned and maybe just readjust the last two minutes for 1 minute. I've truly never had a problem with the times. Again I'm sorry. Also, I make mine is glass measuring cups. I have a variety of sizes and use the 4 cup measuring cup to cook it in the microwave.

Jan 06, 2014

I just made this recipe, and the first batch literally set my smoke alarm off--a burned up mess! [My microwave is a Samsung 1.65kW, which I assume is 1650 watts.] I tried it a second time, and cooked the first time for 3 minutes, the 2nd time [after stirring] for 2 minutes, and the 3 time [after butter] 1 minute, and it turned out great. I LOVE not having to cook brittle on the stove for hours at a time--thanks for the wonderful recipe!

Dec 10, 2014

Ingredients are spot on. Changed the cooking time to reflect larger microwave. I have a 1200 watt 1.2 cu ft Panasonic inverter microwave. Cooked the sugar and syrup 3 minutes on high. Added pecans and cooked another 3 minutes on high. Added butter, vanilla extract, and baking soda and stirred vigorously until well combined. Did not cook any more, poured into prepared baking sheet and let cool. Turned out perfect. Edit: Made again and cut the cooking time after adding the pecans to 2:30 instead of 3:00 minutes. It was good before but had a bit of "toasty" taste. It set up fine and tasted better.

Nov 14, 2013

BEWARE. This is addictive. Wonderful and easy to make.

Nov 09, 2013

good but add i cup coconut at the end and wow

Apr 23, 2015

Delicious! And it took maybe 10 minutes to make (before cooling time)....I have to admit, I was surprised it actually turned out so well. I sprinkled half with salt before cooling...my daughter loved that 1/2 the best.


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  • Calories
  • 217 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 173 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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