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Cashew Brittle Recipe

Cashew Brittle made in the microwave! It couldn’t be easier, and it’s a fun twist on the classic peanut brittle.

Cashew Brittle made in the microwave! It couldn’t be easier, and it’s a fun twist on the classic peanut brittle.
Cashew Brittle made in the microwave! It couldn’t be easier, and it’s a fun twist on the classic peanut brittle.
Cashew Brittle made in the microwave! It couldn’t be easier, and it’s a fun twist on the classic peanut brittle.
Yield: 24 servings

Cashew Brittle

Cook Time 9 minutes
Set Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 9 minutes

Cashew Brittle made in the microwave! It couldn’t be easier, and it’s a fun twist on the classic peanut brittle.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup salted Cashews, chopped slightly
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  1. Lay a piece of parchment paper over a large cookie sheet. Set aside.
  2. Combine sugar and corn syrup in a 2qt. glass bowl. Microwave (on power level 7) for 4 minutes. {I use a 1500watt microwave}
  3. Remove and stir in cashews quickly using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Return to microwave and heat for 3 ½ minutes (on power level 7).
  4. Remove and stir in butter and vanilla extract. Return to microwave for an additional 1 ½ minutes (on power level 7).
  5. Remove and stir in baking soda, mixing until light and foamy. Pour over parchment paper and spread to desired thickness, working quickly. Allow cashew brittle to set and harden at room temperature (about 2 hours). Break into desired sized pieces and store in an airtight container for up to one week. ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 93mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice

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Posted on March 30, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. I don’t have a 1500 watt microwave oven.  I truly only use it to re-heat or melt something.  It’s only 1000 watts.  How would I adjust cooking time and power.

  2. Made peanut brittle like this for years. Never changed the nuts up! Duh!  Thanks for being a genius and sharing!!

  3. I don’t have the ability to change the cooking power on my old microwave and my first batch ended up a burnt mess! I cut the cooking times in 1/2 and it worked perfectly!

    Warning: Do not put the hot glass bowl in cold running water – my grandmother’s glass pryrex bowl broke into pieces when I put it in the sink and turned the water on. Lesson learned. That bowl was HOT, as you said it would be!

    End result: AWESOME Cashew brittle. #burnedbrittlesmellsgross, #brokegrandma’sglassbowl, #2ndtimeisacharm.

  4. Cashews are the best!!! I only recently tried cashew butter and its magic!  I bet the milder than peanuts flavor of cashews are awesome in a brittle.  Yum!!   

  5. This is a PERFECT treat for my Hubby! He loves brittle and cashews! I am excited to try this microwave version.

  6. I’m like your husband– givemeALLTHECASHEWS!!! It’s the only nut I can eat totally plain (ie, not covered in chocolate). Although I think I’d rather eat them in this brittle!

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