This recipe is so fast and easy, you won't believe how good it tastes!

amym
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spread butter onto a baking sheet.

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  • 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.

  • 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

227.4 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 33.7g 11% DV; fat 10.2g 16% DV; cholesterol 2.5mg 1% DV; sodium 248.1mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2016
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. I'm not blaming the recipe though I'm blaming the tool. Will try this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2016
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. I'm not blaming the recipe though I'm blaming the tool. Will try this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2015
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 to get it all out quickly. Delicious! Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2019
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 seconds after adding butter. I also make using almonds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2019
Just like the regular Peanut one it was fun and easy to make Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2019
I also over the brittle but next time I will also use raw cashews or reduce the time once I add the cashews. I ll definitely try it again. Maybe I ll try it with maple syrup and raw pecans as well Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2019
Loved it! I used butter substitute monk sugar and maple flavored syrup instead of the butter sugar and corn syrup. I also used raw cashews. The only thing I would change for next time is that I would use a smaller pan than the cookie sheet to make the brittle thicker. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2015
My hubby loves all things brittle so I surprised him with this recipe today. Followed exact directions he said it was awesome. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2018
Made with my granddaughter who is 12. It was fast easily and tastes wonderful. I certainly make this again Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2018
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 powered microwave. I shorten the first time by 30 seconds and cut a minute off each of the remaining times. The hubby loves it! Read More