Pecan Brittle

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Pecan Brittle is an easy candy you can whip up anytime. We love a Holiday treat but this Brittle is simple enough to do anytime.

 Pecan Brittle made in the microwave

Pecan Brittle the easy way

I know when you think of making candy, if you are like me, you think of complicated temperatures, candy thermometers, elaborate tools and mats to make candy to perfection.

I am here to blow all of those preconceived notions of candy making right out of the water! Just like our Easy Microwave Fudge, this Pecan Brittle is done in the Microwave too!

Pecans make is different and delicious. If you are a member of the Peanut team, feel free to substitute those here as well. Here at the Buttered Home, we love he buttery goodness of pecans.

How to make pecan brittle

It really is so simple. The most complicated thing about this recipe is the science behind what the baking soda does when mixed in. I won’t even try to explain it either. Just know, when you add it, the whole recipe will puff up to make this beautiful jeweled candy.

~ Ingredients ~

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup light Karo Syrup

  • 1 and 1/2 cup Pecan halves, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon Butter

  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

~ Method ~

  1. Line a baking sheet with Foil or a silicone mat. Stay liberally with non stick cooking spray. Also prep a spatula by spraying it with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. In a large microwave safe bowl, combine sugar and syrup. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Mix well and add pecans. Microwave another 3 minutes. Remove carefully and stir well.

  3. Add butter and vanilla and stir well. Microwave once more for one minute and mixture should be boiling a little. Carefully remove and add baking soda. Mix well and be sure to notice that mixture should foam up a bit and change color.Pour onto the silicone or foil lined pan and spread with the sprayed spatula.

  4. Set aside and allow to cool until it hardens. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

Making tasty gifts with food

One of our favorite things to do is to gift people with food. This Pecan Brittle is a quick and easy way to show someone how much they mean to you with a delicious gift! Package the brittle up in a pretty goodie bag and share the food love.

As always, we would love it if you shared this recipe with your family and friends. Over to the side on this post and all of the others are handy dandy share buttons. We would sure be grateful if you shared the love!

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Pecan Brittle

Pecan Brittle

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Pecan Brittle is an easy candy you can whip up anytime. We love a Holiday treat but this Brittle is simple enough to do anytime.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light Karo Syrup
  • 1 and 1/2 cup Pecan halves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with Foil or a silicone mat. Stay liberally with non stick cooking spray. Also prep a spatula by spraying it with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large microwave safe bowl, combine sugar and syrup. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Mix well and add pecans. Microwave another 3 minutes. Remove carefully and stir well.
  3. Add butter and vanilla and stir well. Microwave once more for one minute and mixture should be boiling a little. Carefully remove and add baking soda. Mix well and be sure to notice that mixture should foam up a bit and change color.Pour onto the silicone or foil lined pan and spread with the sprayed spatula.
  4. Set aside and allow to cool until it hardens. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 170Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 3mgSodium 121mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 1gSugar 23gProtein 1g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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    Sue Henry
    January 6, 2020 at 10:13 am

    In the pecan brittle recipe, did you mean 1 1/2 cups pecans
    ?

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