Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Grandma Nancy's Cookbook

Cashew Brittle

12 servings

servings

30 min

active time

50 minutes

total time

Ingredients

2 teaspoons butter, divided

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1 to 1-1/2 cups salted cashew halves

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Grease a baking sheet with 1 teaspoon butter.

1. In a microwave-safe bowl, mix sugar and corn syrup; microwave, uncovered, on high for 3 minutes. Stir to dissolve sugar; microwave 2 minutes longer. Stir in cashews and remaining butter; microwave on high for 40 seconds. Stir; continue microwaving in 20-second intervals until mixture turns a light amber color, about 1-2 minutes. (Mixture will be very hot.) Quickly stir in baking soda and vanilla until light and foamy.

2. Immediately pour onto prepared pan, spreading with a metal spatula; cool slightly. Refrigerate until set, 15-20 minutes.

3. Break brittle into pieces. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container. Yield: 3/4 pound.

Notes

This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave

12 servings

servings

30 min

active time

50 minutes

total time
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