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Cashew Brittle

Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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35 m servings 212
Original recipe yields 24 servings


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  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; 9 32.9 2.6 3 263 Full nutrition

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Turned out more like a Taffy than brittle and we even let it stay in the fridge over night... still nothing. Other people brought up the fact that this recipe calls for baking powder when other ...

I’ve been making this recipe for over 30 yrs (I got it from my Mother In Law) our measurements & times are a little different, but basically the same recipe. I make several batches every Christm...