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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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

212 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 32.9g; fat 9g; cholesterol 2.8mg; sodium 263.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2019
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 Christmas for family & friends & NEVER had it not turn out. Everyone always request it & raves about it. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/24/2019
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 peanut brittle recipes usually call for baking soda maybe that's why it didn't turn out? I'm tempted to try it again but with baking soda to see what happens. Also noticed the under side of the "concoction" is EXTREMELY sugary as if all the sugar settled there. Not like normal brittle at all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2019
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 Christmas for family & friends & NEVER had it not turn out. Everyone always request it & raves about it. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/24/2019
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 peanut brittle recipes usually call for baking soda maybe that's why it didn't turn out? I'm tempted to try it again but with baking soda to see what happens. Also noticed the under side of the "concoction" is EXTREMELY sugary as if all the sugar settled there. Not like normal brittle at all. Read More
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