Coconut Brittle

Coconut Brittle

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  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m
Recipe by  sal

“Microwave brittle candy with macadamia nuts and a coconut layer. A cinch to make.”

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Original recipe yields 25 servings



  1. Spread coconut evenly over a buttered baking sheet.
  2. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar and corn syrup. Microwave on high 3 minutes. Stir in nuts and microwave 4 minutes more. Stir in butter and vanilla and return to microwave for 1 minute. Stir in soda until light and slightly foamy. Pour over coconut in pan. Let cool until firm, 1 hour. Break into pieces.

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Oh my goodness is this recipe YUMMY! I was making it for a tropical-themed party, and no sooner did I finish making it (and tasting it!) when I realized that it was gonna go WAY too fast, so I quickly whipped up a second batch. Some changes you might find helpful: 1) I increased the butter to 2 Tbsp., just to enhance the buttery taste; and 2) I substituted the 1 tsp. vanilla extract for 1/2 tsp. vanilla and 1/2 tsp. coconut extracts. Another experiment I tried: I cut back on the macadamia nuts a little bit, and added some chopped toasted coconut covered cashews for my second batch. The toasted coconut flavor permeated the entire brittle! Thanks for such an awesome recipe!



Yummy.....I used extra butter in the pan.....I mean you only live once :) ...and instead of the macadamias, I used yummy! I am going to try this recipe again but use almonds next time. You never know...Quick and simple!



It took me four attempts to make this recipe work without burning it black in my microwave. The reason is that the recipe fails to mention that you need to take it out and STIR IT THOROUGHLY halfway through the cooking time after the nuts are added. Also, in my microwave, it can really only take 3-and-a-half minutes of cooking - NOT four - without getting overdone, and I have a small microwave, so be aware that every microwave is different and will require different timing and you may have to experiment the first time you make this. But once you get the timing right for your microwave oven, it really is delicious.

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Amount Per Serving (25 total)

  • Calories
  • 100 cal
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs
  • 15.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 66 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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