Easy Microwave Cashew Brittle


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

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
12 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup light corn syrup (such as Karo®)

  • 1 ¾ cups cashews

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  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
10g Fat
34g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 248mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 3g
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 114mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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