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Cocoa Almond Brittle is an insanely easy no-bake dessert that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Great for gift giving and holiday parties!

Cocoa Almond Brittle

Author Cathy Trochelman


  • 1 c. sugar
  • ½ c. light corn syrup
  • 1 c. Planter's Cocoa Almonds
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoonvanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. *These instructions are for a 1000 watt microwave.Cooking times will vary with wattage.
  2. Combine sugar and corn syrup in a large glass (microwave safe) bowl.
  3. Heat on high power 4 minutes.
  4. Remove from microwave; mixture should be clear and bubbly.
  5. Stir in butter, vanilla, and salt until butter is melted.
  6. Stir in almonds.
  7. Return to microwave; heat on high for an additional 3 minutes.
  8. Add 1 teaspoon baking soda and stir until completely incorporated.
  9. Pour mixture onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  10. Cool 15 minutes or until hardened.
  11. Break into irregular pieces.