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Microwave Cashew Brittle

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Easy buttery cashew brittle made in the microwave in just about 10 minutes. Every time I make this it disappears very fast. Warning: once you start you can't stop."
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20 m servings 740
Original recipe yields 4 servings (1 batch)


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  1. Lightly butter a baking sheet with 1 teaspoon butter.
  2. Mix cashews, sugar, and corn syrup in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Remove, stir, and microwave for another 3 minutes. Remove and add 1 tablespoon butter, vanilla extract, and butter flavoring; stir to combine. Microwave for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from the microwave and add baking soda; stir and fold until mixture is fluffy. Work quickly and spread mixture evenly on the prepared baking sheet. Let it sit until completely cooled. Break into pieces and keep in a airtight bag or container.


  • Cook's Note:
  • It was tested in a 1100 watt microwave. Adjust your time with the wattage of your microwave.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 740 calories; 35.6 104 10.5 10 806 Full nutrition

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Excellent as written. This will be my go to regardless of what nut I am making the brittle with. The bowl gets HOT so I recommend silicone to keep your hands protected. Something helpful I will ...