- 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.
Reviews for Cashew Brittle
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"I was making this at my boyfriend's house and it must have cooked WAY faster than the time stated. Burnt way before cooking time was over and ruined his microwave bowl, Needless to say I did not finish making it, but don't think I will attempt it again."
"This is my most requested recipe I make for Christmas. Make sure not to add any more than one teaspoon of butter or it will not harden."
"This is wonderful, fast and easy. I've made it for several years now. I often substitute peanuts for the cashews and I adjusted the cooking times as I have a 1200 watt microwave. I used slightly less cooking times. Turns out perfect every time!!"
"Due to variations in microwaves I would not use this recipe.I cooked it longer than called for because it never turned an amber color.It was a rubbery mess !"
"Very easy to make and a huge hit with the family! Work fast! It hardens very quickly!"