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Easy Microwave Cashew Brittle

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe is so fast and easy, you won't believe how good it tastes!"
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50 m servings 227
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Spread butter onto a baking sheet.
  2. Combine sugar and corn syrup together in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave for 3 1/2 minutes. Add cashews and heat in microwave for another 3 1/2 minutes. Stir vanilla extract into cashew mixture and heat in microwave for 1 3/4 minutes.
  3. Stir baking soda into cashew mixture and quickly pour onto the prepared baking sheet. Cool brittle to room temperature and break into pieces.


  • Cook's Note:
  • I use an 8-cup measuring bowl with pour spout for heating the syrup-cashew mixture.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 227 calories; 10.2 33.7 3.1 3 248 Full nutrition

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My microwave wattage must be higher than the recipe's, and I'm wondering if the cashews should have been raw? What I could salvage of my first batch was very tasty, but a lot of it was burned. ...

Didn't change a thing and it was awesome! Have to be quick getting it out of the bowl before it starts to harden. I had someone hold the bowl while I poured/scooped it out the 2nd time I made it...

I have also been making this for years . I have burned a few batches when getting a new microwave. My 1100 w microwave requires me to cut time to 2 minutes after adding nuts and 1 minute 30 se...

Just like the regular Peanut one it was fun and easy to make

Super easy to make. After reading the other reviews, I adjusted my cook time so it did not burn. My husband loved it!

Delish! I save the butter to add when I add the vanilla to the brittle and instead use cooking spray on a foil covered pan. Like others, I shorten the time due to what I think is a higher power...

Made with my granddaughter who is 12. It was fast, easily and tastes wonderful. I certainly make this again

Have been making these for years. Great quick and easy gift!

My hubby loves all things brittle so I surprised him with this recipe today. Followed exact directions he said it was awesome.