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Nut Brittle

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Ingredients
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Light corn syrup 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salted nuts/Unsalted nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), coarsely chopped
  Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Grease large cookie sheet; set aside.
In a 2-quart microwave casserole, combine sugar, syrup and 1/4 cup water.
Stretch sheet of microwave plastic wrap over 3/4 of top of casserole.
Cook on 100 percent power, HIGH, for 10-12 minutes until small amount of candy mixture dropped into very cold water separates into hard, brittle threads.
Stir in nuts; cook on HIGH power for 1 minute longer.
Mixture will foam and bubble up.
Carefully stir in margarine, vanilla and baking soda.
Work quickly.
Pour mixture onto greased cookie sheet, spreading rapidly to edges.
Pull ends to make brittle fairly thin.
Let stand 45 minutes until hard and completely cooled.
Break cooled brittle into pieces.
Store in airtight container, will keep up to 3 weeks

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Microwaving
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Nut
Interest: 
Everyday, Kids
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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