Cashew Brittle


Incredibly quick and easy, but absolutely delicious. I have a peanut allergy and absolutely loved this cashew brittle. You'll want to make it again and again.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
24 servings


  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter, or as needed

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 cup light corn syrup

  • 3 cups unsalted cashews, a mixture of whole and chopped

  • 2 teaspoons butter

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Spread 1 1/2 tablespoons butter all over a rimmed baking sheet until heavily coated.

  2. Stir sugar and corn syrup together in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high, uncovered, for 4 1/2 minutes. Stir and microwave for 3 minutes longer.

  3. Stir in cashews, 2 teaspoons butter, and salt. Microwave until mixture turns a light amber color, 1 minute to 1 minute 40 seconds; mixture will be very hot. Quickly stir in baking powder and vanilla extract until light and well mixed. Pour mixture onto the prepared baking sheet immediately and spread with a metal spatula.

  4. Place in the refrigerator until chilled, at least 20 minutes. Break into small pieces.

Cook's Note:

You can replace the cashews with any of your favorite nuts!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

212 Calories
9g Fat
33g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 212
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 263mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 3g
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 98mg 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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