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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 batch
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Lightly butter a baking sheet with 1 teaspoon butter.

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  • 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.

  • 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

740 calories; protein 10.5g; carbohydrates 104g; fat 35.6g; cholesterol 10.3mg; sodium 806.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2020
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 mention is that 2 cups of nuts is exactly an 8 ounce can of cashews. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2020
This is the best brittle! I used organic roasted peanuts and added 1/2 extra teaspoon of baking soda to make it fluffier/crispier. I didn't have butter flavor because I didn't know it existed. lol. I also kept the buttered baking sheet warm to help with spreading. It is light and crispy and very tasty! Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2020
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 mention is that 2 cups of nuts is exactly an 8 ounce can of cashews. Read More
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