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Cooking Light's Microwave Almond Brittle

Microwave Almond Brittle Cooking Light
Magic Almond Brittle
skill level
Easy
time
30-60min
servings
13
cost
$
Microwave Almond Brittle Recipe: Preparing this stick-to-your-teeth candy has never been simpler with the help of your microwave. At just 142 calories, this quick dessert is friendly on the waistline.
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ingredients
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Light-Colored Corn Syrup
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped Almonds (toasted)
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
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step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
     
    Line a jelly-roll pan with parchment paper. 
  • 2
    1 cup Sugar
    1/2 cup Light-Colored Corn Syrup
    3/4 cup coarsely chopped Almonds (toasted)
    Combine sugar and syrup in a 2-quart glass bowl. Microwave at HIGH 3 minutes (sugar mixture will be clear and bubbly). Stir in almonds. Microwave at HIGH 3 minutes or until mixture is a light caramel color, stirring every minute. 
  • 3
    1 tablespoon Butter
    1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
    1/8 teaspoon Salt
    1 teaspoon Baking Soda
    Stir in butter, vanilla, and salt. Microwave at HIGH 1 1/2 minutes or until the mixture is the color of peanut butter. Add baking soda, and stir until texture is foamy. 
  • 4
     
    Quickly pour the mixture onto prepared pan. Spread to 1/4-inch thickness. Let stand 30 minutes. Break brittle into pieces, store in an airtight container for up to a week. 
 
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