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This Christmas M&M Brittle is so good, and it’s so easy to make, because you make it in the Microwave!  It only takes a few minutes, and you have a wonderful old fashioned Christmas Candy, with a new flair.  This would be great as a hostess gift, or wrapped in cellophane as party favors, or to brighten up a dessert table.  No matter how you choose to serve this, everyone will love it.   Make sure you keep this one in your favorites!


  • 1 cup of Sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Corn Syrup
  • 1/4 cup of Water
  • 1 cup of Mini Pretzel Twists
  • 1/8 teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon of Butter
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • Holiday M&M’s – See Link
    Parchment Paper
  • Cookie Sheet
    Two Forks, or Spoons – to spread the candy6 small dishes for ingredients
    Airtight container – to store the Brittle
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First, measure out all your ingredients into small dishes you can pour into the Bowl of Candy, because the Candy will be begin to harden quickly, you’ll need the ingredients ready to go to follow the recipe, and won’t have time to get them together after you start.  DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!
In a Microwave safe medium size bowl, add the Sugar, Corn Syrup, and water, and stir together.  Place in the Microwave for 6 minutes, on HIGH, stirring half way through, at 3 minutes.  Line a Cookie sheet with Parchment Paper, and set aside.   Remove from the Microwave, and add the Butter, and Microwave for 1 minute. Remove Bowl, and stir in Mini Pretzels, salt, and Vanilla, and Microwave for 15 seconds.  Remove Bowl, and stir in Baking Soda – mixture will be light and foamy.  Quickly, pour the Brittle out onto the Parchment Paper lined Cookie sheet, and spread out into a thin layer with spoons, or forks – you’ll need two utensils to spread the Brittle.  Immediately, sprinkle the M & M’s on top of the Brittle,  lightly pressing them down into the Hot candy.  Let Brittle cool for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.  When Brittle is cool, Break into pieces.  Serve, and Enjoy!

NOTE:  Store Brittle in an air tight container for up to 14 days. Place the pieces on waxed paper, or parchment paper to make sure they don’t stick together, and place the paper between layers if you’re stacking the pieces.  Do Not store in the refrigerator.  The Candy needs to be stored in a cool dry place – not next to the stove, and not in Sunlight, as it will melt and get sticky.  Humidity will ruin the candy, so air tight containers are a must.

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