World's Easiest Nut Brittle

1 can (10 oz) roasted mixed nuts

1 c. sugar

1/2 c. white corn syrup

pinch of salt

1 t. vanilla

1 T. butter

1/2 t. baking soda


In an eight cup glass measuring cup or comparable bowl, combine sugar, salt and corn syrup. Cook in a microwave at 100% heat for 5 minutes.  Stir and add in the nuts.(mixture will thicken but loosen up again upon cooking)  Cook at high heat again for 2 minutes.  Stir in the butter and vanilla, microwave for another 2 minutes at 100% power.  Quickly stir in the baking soda to add air and foam.  Spread onto a parchment lined baking sheet and allow to cool completely.  Break into pieces and enjoy.