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A small plate with chunks of banana walnut brittle on it.
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5 from 2 votes

Banana Walnut Brittle

While Peanut Brittle is always nice, I do like to have a little fun with things every once in awhile. This is one of my favorite variations on an old standard - and as also particularly nice for gift giving at the holidays!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 295kcal
Author: Marie Porter


Candy Thermometer


  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ cup Light Corn Syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 tablespoon Butter
  • ¾ cup Chopped Walnuts
  • ¾ cup Dried Banana Chips
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Cooking Spray


  • Set oven to “warm”, or lowest temperature.
  • Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray. Place inside warm oven.
  • In a heavy saucepan (2 quart), mix together sugar, corn syrup, salt, and water
  • Bring to boil over medium-high heat, then attach candy thermometer to saucepan. Stir often until temperature reaches 300 degrees F (150 degrees Celcius). KEEP A VERY CLOSE EYE ON IT after about 280 degrees, as the temp has a tendency to race up at that point. If you turn your back, you could burn it!
  • At 300 degrees, remove the pan from heat, add baking soda and butter, stir until incorporated. Quickly add in walnuts, banana chips, and vanilla extract, stir until completely coated.
  • Remove cookie sheet from oven, and pour brittle out onto it. Use 2 buttered forks to pull the brittle mixture out from the center, till it is thinly spread and relatively even.
  • Cool completely, then break into pieces.


Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg