butter-pecan brittle~ buttery sweet and no stove required!
Remember when microwaves first came out? I do. And, each microwave came with it’s own “cookbook”- not a chintzy paper pamphlet, but a hard bound book, compete with color photos. Of course, the “golden roasted chicken” never quite came out like that- (it was more of a sticky, chewy rubbery mass) which is why I think microwaves got a bad rap for doing anything other than warming up your morning coffee or making popcorn.
And, I have to admit that I have had this recipe for years, but I never made it- I think it’s because pecans are so expensive & I was scared it wouldn’t come out. But, I finally decided it was time when the folks at OH Nuts! sent me a bag of theirs to sample. Being financially challenged, free things are greatly appreciated.
My pecans came in perfect whole halves (I know, that’s an oxymoron) and, I had to break them up a bit. 🙁 Because you need pieces for this recipe.
( I still have some left over… I’m thinking turtles. Oh yeah, baby!)
I have to also admit, I was a bit worried about a sticky mess… especially since I was plum out of parchment paper… but, you know what? Butter worked just fine. Look no sticking!
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I have a few more items, but I won’t bore you. 😉
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup pecan pieces
- 1/2 cup corn syrup light
- 1 teaspoon butter plus extra for greasing
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- *see notes below*
- Grease a rimmed baking sheet with butter, or line with parchment paper.
- Mix the sugar and corn syrup in a bowl and microwave for 4 minutes
- Carefully remove & stir in the pecans, microwave 4 minutes
- Stir in butter and vanilla, microwave 1 minute
- Stir in baking soda until foamy and pour on greased rimmed pan.
- Allow to cool on a rack.
- Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.
Mixture coming from microwave will be EXTREMELY HOT use caution when handing.
A special thanks to Oh Nuts! who supplied the pecans used in this recipe.