Spicy Microwave Walnut Brittle



An easy microwave recipe.


If you have about 15 minutes and a microwave, you can make some amazing, gourmet spicy walnut brittle. No walnuts? Then cashews, peanuts or almonds all suffice. I have to warn you: Once you try this brittle, you’ll be going back for more.


Cinnamon, Ancho chili powder and crushed red pepper chili flakes.

Really, you've got to try this with these spices. You'll be amazed.

I suppose some out there are already turning up their noses. Either they don’t like walnuts, or don’t like spicy foods or they just don’t believe you can cook anything good in the microwave. Prepare to be wrong! This brittle is amazingly tasty, easy to make (especially the second time around), and might just be one of the best candies you’ve ever tried.


I’ve put together the easy to follow visual graphic below. It may look a little complicated at first, but it really isn’t. Just gather up and measure out all your ingredients before you start cooking. Be prepared: Once the brittle comes out of the microwave you only have a limited time to work it—this means it sets up fast. Give it a try.



If you really don’t want the spice just skip it altogether or go with the cinnamon only. Believe me, you’ll be missing out! In fact, this Spicy Microwave Walnut Brittle is so good it makes a cool gift for birthdays, holidays, or just because you’re looking to do something special for someone you love.


Without further ado…


We’ll need:


1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/8 teaspoon Ancho chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup Karo syrup
1/2 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder


Let’s get to it…


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A Couple Notes:


The dish gets hot cooking this brittle so have some mitts on hand. Also, the first time I tried this I overcooked it. I happen to have a pretty powerful microwave and the times listed in the graphic work great with my machine. You may need to give it a little more or less time depending on your machine. Finally, if you have any loose filings or have trouble eating sticky nuts then you’d probably better pass…sorry!


I can’t believe how great this turns out and it’s so easy, too.




If you like quick and easy, try this microwave wonder:
Instant Presto Candy Bacon



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