Fancy Cashew Brittle- Microwave- easy! No picture- just the recipe!


2 cups  roasted salted cashew halves

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1 tsp butter

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking soda



In 2 quart microwave safe bowl, stir together nuts, sugar and syrup.  Microwave, uncovered for 6 to 8 minutes at high- stop after 3 minutes, stir well- continue cooking for 3 to 4 minutes- mixture should be light brown.  While mix is in microwave, prepare a large cookie sheet with either parchment paper or grease well.

Mixture will be VERY HOT- take from oven and stir in butter and vanilla.  Continue to microwave at high another 2 minutes- mixture should be caramel colored.  Remove from microwave and add baking soda.  Stir quickly until light and foamy and soda is thoroughly mixed in.  Immediately pour onto baking  sheet and spread out as quickly as possible.  Let brittle stand 30 minutes or until cool – then break into pieces. 

To coat in chocolate- put half of desired amount of chocolate into microwave safe container.  Melt on high for 1 minute- take out and stir- if chocolate is melted, add the remaining pieces and stir them in to melt into the already melted chocolate (if the first batch wasn’t completely melted- repeat process using 30 second increments until melted)- then dip cashew brittle into chocolate and coat.

2 thoughts on “Fancy Cashew Brittle- Microwave- easy! No picture- just the recipe!

  1. Brydie,
    Making candy with corn syrup is a quick method. The corn syrup is half way to the right consistency- it’s a lot like using jam in your tarts rather than cooking up the fruit into pie.
    Otherwise you would add water and sugar and cook them at a low boil until they became a syrup.
    Naughty is a good description.
    Delicious is a better one! 🙂

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