Microwave Cinnamon-Almond Brittle

Microwave Cinnamon-Almond Brittle
Yield: about 36 pieces Prep 10 mins Cool 20 mins Microwave 9 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light-colored corn syrup
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Make It

1. Line a very large baking sheet with foil; coat foil with cooking spray. Set baking sheet aside.

2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar, corn syrup, almonds, and salt. Microwave on 100% power (high) for 6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes (bowl will be hot; use oven mitts when touching bowl). Add cinnamon, vanilla, and butter. Microwave for 3 minutes more, stirring once halfway through cooking. Stir in baking soda (mixture will become foamy). Carefully pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet, spreading to 1/4-inch thickness. Cool about 20 minutes, then break into pieces.