Shorecook's Cashew Brittle

Shorecook's Cashew Brittle

by Hazel Cox 1 year ago
4.6 (10)
10 minutes
175.6 kcal
26.2 g carbs
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Description

Through the years I have always made peanut brittle, but when my hubby could no longer have peanuts, I replaced them with cashews. This is one of my biggest requests at Christmas. It makes a nice thank-you gift as well and is a hit at bake sales.

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 ½ cups salted cashews
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
Directions
  1. 1. Grease a baking sheet with 1 tablespoon butter.
  2. 2. Combine cashews, sugar, and corn syrup in a large microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl. Microwave on high until sugar melts and mixture is hot, about 6 1/2 minutes.
  3. 3. Stir 1 tablespoon butter and vanilla extract into cashew mixture. Microwave until hot, about 2 1/2 minutes more. Stir baking soda into cashew mixture until light and foamy. Spread mixture on prepared baking sheet. Cool completely and break into pieces.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 15 servings
calories: 175.6 kcal
carbohydrates: 26.2 g
protein: 2.1 g
saturated fat: 2.2 g
cholesterol: 4.1 mg
sodium: 189.3 mg
fiber: 0.4 g
sugar: 17 g