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Cashew Brittle

 Cashew Brittle
"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."
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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 McCormick® Pure 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 ounce) equals 187 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 209 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.