"I like this quick-and-easy recipe because it doesn't require a candy thermometer," explains Rhonda Glenn from her Prince Frederick, Maryland home. "It also makes a great gift."
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 to 1-1/2 cups salted cashew halves
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the sugar and corn syrup. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3 minutes; stir. Heat 2 minutes longer. Stir in cashews and butter. Microwave on high for 20-50 seconds or until mixture turns a light amber (mixture will be very hot).
- Quickly stir in baking soda and vanilla until light and foamy. Immediately pour onto a greased baking sheet and spread with a metal spatula. Chill for 20 minutes or until set; break into small pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3/4 pound.
Originally published as Cashew Brittle in Quick Cooking December 2000, p43
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