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Shorecook's Cashew Brittle

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars
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"Through the years I have always made peanut brittle, but when my hubby could no longer have peanuts, I replaced them with cashews. This is one of my biggest requests at Christmas. It makes a nice thank-you gift as well and is a hit at bake sales."
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Ingredients

50 m servings 176
Original recipe yields 15 servings

Directions

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  1. Grease a baking sheet with 1 tablespoon butter.
  2. Combine cashews, sugar, and corn syrup in a large microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl. Microwave on high until sugar melts and mixture is hot, about 6 1/2 minutes.
  3. Stir 1 tablespoon butter and vanilla extract into cashew mixture. Microwave until hot, about 2 1/2 minutes more. Stir baking soda into cashew mixture until light and foamy. Spread mixture on prepared baking sheet. Cool completely and break into pieces.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • To make it easier to spread, keep your buttered cookie sheet in a warm oven (heat the oven and turn it off). Also, use a buttered silicone spatula for spreading. You do not have to cover the whole cookie sheet. Tilt the sheet and it will also start to spread.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 176 calories; 7.9 26.2 2.1 4 189 Full nutrition

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Made for the Buzz Recipe Group Selection. In 1979, I bought my first microwave and I have been making different types of brittle since that time. I followed the ingredients exactly but not the d...

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I thought I followed this to the T, but it came out really bad. It started burning in the microwave at 4 minutes. I took it out and kept going. By the time I spread it on the baking sheet, it wa...

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Made for the Buzz Recipe Group Selection. In 1979, I bought my first microwave and I have been making different types of brittle since that time. I followed the ingredients exactly but not the d...

Made this for Recipe Group...SHORECOOK, this is FANTASTIC and sooo easy! I followed the recipe exactly, and the results were perfect! I was telling hubby how great it is and now he can't wait to...

I made this a few times for Christmas baskets when it was a personal recipe. On my first try I thought it was a goner trying to spread it on the pan. Maybe I just didn't realize how fast you hav...

O M G is all I can say !! I have never made brittle because it seemed soooo complicated to make. But saw your recipe for cashews instead of peanuts and, being a huge fan of cashews, I tried it. ...

Made for Recipe Group. OMG!! So ridiculously easy to make and addictive to eat! Hubby was sniching it out of the pan while I had my back turned taking a photo. Thanks Shorecook!

Wonderful and indulgent recipe. The softness of the cashews are a nice contrast to the crunchy brittle and the saltiness balances the sweetness ideally. I used a combination of whole and coarsel...

I made it with the exact ingredients, but I did it on the Stove in a Stainless Steel Pot. I had more control using the pot than using the microwave, I could cook it until it gets to the exact co...

This was super simple and came out perfectly! I followed another reviewer's advice and stirred at 2 and 4 minutes, adding the cashews at the 4 minute mark. It is definitely best to chop the cash...

This is a winner, the only change i did was replace the butter with Earth Balance Spread(lactose) Thank you SHORECOOK, this is going to make great Christmas treats!!