This isn’t just any old almond brittle.
This is almond brittle you make in the microwave.
You don’t need to stand over the stove or watch a candy thermometer or worry about scalding yourself with boiling sugar.
And even better than that? It takes less than 10 minutes to make.
Microwave Almond Brittle
1 ½ cups raw almonds
1 cup sugar
½ cup light corn syrup
¼ teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In microwave-proof bowl (I used my large glass Pyrex measuring bowl), combine almonds, sugar, corn syrup and salt, then microwave for about 4-5 minutes, until the mixture is bubbling very vigorously. You can stir midway through cooking if you like.
Take out and stir in butter and vanilla, then put the mixture back in the microwave until it turns light gold color, about 2-3 minutes more. Remove and add baking soda to mixture and stir (the mixture will foam up at this point – that’s good!).
Quickly pour onto the baking sheet. Either tilt baking sheet side to side or take spatula/spoon and spread brittle as thinly as possible, then let stand until cold and hard – about 1-2 hours. Break up and enjoy!
Our brittle only took about an hour to harden up, and we were so happy that it came out so well!
Crispy and buttery and everything brittle should be. Everyone loved having this treat in their Christmas baskets this year.
I was just sad we didn’t make a batch for ourselves ; )