Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Candy Cane Brittle

Candy Cane Brittle

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From the kitchen of Cheree Bailey

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Recipe Details

Total Time:
not specified
2 pounds
Gluten‑free, Good for parties/potlucks, Travels well


1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup crushed candy canes (or 1 1/2 cups nuts of your choice)
1 teaspoon butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. In a round 1-1/2 quart microwave safe dish, combine corn syrup and sugar.

  2. Stir well until blended.

  3. Microwave on high for 4 minutes.

  4. Stir mixture (if using nuts instead of candy canes, stir nuts in now).

  5. Microwave on high 4-5 minutes or until light brown.

  6. Stir in butter and vanilla-blend well.

  7. Microwave on high 1-2 minutes.

  8. Add baking soda-stir lightly until foamy.

  9. Quickly pour onto lightly greased baking sheet (you can use Pam or shortening).

  10. Pour crushed candy canes over brittle while warm and press lightly onto surface.

  11. Let cool.


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christmastree123 says:

mmm really good try it and love it

11/24/2012 12:58:28 PM

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