Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Easiest Almond Brittle in the World #FantasticalFoodFight

This easy peasy almond brittle is cooked up in the microwave in less than 10 minutes and ready to be broken and packaged for giving in less than an hour.

It doesn't get any easier than this folks..........

And that's a good thing because otherwise I wouldn't have been able to join the fun in this month Fantastical Food Fight.  

Fantastical Food Fight is hosted and held each month by Sarah of Fantastical sharing of Recipes.  You can learn how to join in the fun here.  

This month I didn't read the rules completely and almost wasn't able to join.  You see I had intended to share these Milky Way Thumbprint cookies.  I was thinking that candy could be used as an ingredient but a closer look at the rules to this particular event stated that we must make a candy of some sort.

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Being such a busy month with the Holidays, I thought I was going to have to sit this one out.  Then I was thumbing through one of my Christmas Cookbooks, Pillsbury's Family Christmas, and found a recipe for Microwave Cashew Crunch.

I didn't have any Cashews but I did have some Almonds and everything else called for in the recipe.  In less than an hour the recipe was made, photographed and this post was written.  YAY!!!

Each year when I pack away my Christmas decorations, I also pack away my Christmas Cookbooks.  It is so much fun to unbox them each year and browse through them while watching Hallmark Christmas movies.  It seems like each year I find a new recipe or craft to make.

I have been cooking from this particular Christmas Cookbook since 1991.  I have recipes that I return to each year and new recipes that strike my fancy, like this one I'm sharing today.  I might just win this month's Fantastical Food Fight since this recipe is a knock out.

Let's take a look at the competition.......

I am also linking up with Foodies Read.  Stop by and see what others are being inspired to make this month.

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Easiest Almond Brittle in the World

This easy peasy almond brittle is cooked up in the microwave in less than 10 minutes and ready to be broken and packaged for giving in less than an hour.
prep time: 5 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 15 mins


1 c. sugar
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1 c. almonds  (or nuts of choice)
1 t. butter
1 t. vanilla
1 t. baking soda


Place the sugar and corn syrup in an 8 cup, microwave safe measuring cup.  Microwave on high for 4 minutes.

Remove from microwave and stir in the almonds (or nuts of choice).  Return to the microwave for 3 minutes on high. 

Stir in the butter and vanilla and microwave on high for 1 more minute. 

Stir in the baking soda and immediately pour the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicone mat.  Spread out to cool with a wooden spoon.  After 30 minutes, break the brittle into pieces and serve or package as gifts.


Adapted from a recipe found in The Pillsbury Family Christmas Cookbook
Created using The Recipes Generator


  1. I can't believe these are made in a microwave! Perfect for gifts! Sounds delicious.

  2. Wow! So quickly you made these Wendy, they are a real treat!

  3. Oh wow... that's something amazing to make if there are sudden guests or party plans... looks wonderful...

  4. Love that you don't need a candy thermometer! My sister is a huge almond fan, going to have to make her some of this.

  5. Perfect and so simple! I love that you don't need a candy thermometer.

  6. I have to try this method over the stovetop until I get a better thermometer. And almonds instead of peanuts sounds brilliant!

  7. This looks delicious, Wendy! Now if I only had that shortcut machine. ;)

    1. You are probably healthier without it Cam. Mine usually only gets used for reheating.

  8. I adore brittle! I have a microwave brittle recipe I've been using for nearly 10 years now and giving as gifts each year for Christmas time. Yours looks wonderful - so fun to mix and match the add-ins to make it "yours"!

  9. I do love brittle and yours sounds so yummy and easy. Unfortunately, I was into brittle making last Christmas (Mac nut) and lost a tooth eating it.:( Though, it was probably on its way out anyway. I tell myself.

    1. Ouch...yes you have to be careful with brittle.

    2. Can you do this without the baking soda?

    3. I have never tried it but I have seen recipes without it. The soda aerates the brittle making it less hard.

  10. Easy, fast, no fail and mmmm good. I only had sliced almonds but it worked 👍

    1. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for letting me know. Yes, any nuts will do.


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