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Hawaiian Brittle

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  • 1/2 cup dried banana slices
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) jar macadamia nuts
  • 1 teaspoon butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Butter a cookie sheet. Sprinkle banana slices and coconut in 12-inch circle on buttered cookie sheet.
  2. In 1 1/2-quart microwave-safe casserole or 8-cup measuring cup, combine sugar and corn syrup. Microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes.
  3. Stir in macadamia nuts. Microwave on HIGH for 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Stir in butter and vanilla extract; blend well. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.
  5. Add baking soda and stir gently until light and foamy.
  6. Quickly pour in thin stream over bananas and coconut on cookie sheet.
  7. Let cool for 30 minutes.
  8. Break into 30 (2-inch) pieces.