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Cashew-Nut Brittle

1 1/2 cups roasted unsalted cashews or peanuts
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda

Line baking sheet or shallow baking pan with foil. Butter foil
and metal spatula, set aside.

Combine nuts, sugar, corn syrup and salt in a 6-cup microwave-safe
bowl. Cook, uncovered, 4 minutes on High, stir well and cook 4
minutes longer on High. Mixture will be boiling.

Stir in butter and vanilla. Microwave on High 2 minutes. Add
baking soda and stir until light and foamy. Quickly pour into
prepared pan. Spread to about 1/4 inch thickness with spatula.

Let cool, then break into pieces. Store in airtight container.

Makes 1 pound.


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Really easy cashew brittle, October 28, 2004 - 11:13 PM
Reviewer: Anonymous from Central Florida
I have made this recipe several times. It is quick and easy and people love the brittle. I like using a Pyrex 2 qt. measuring pitcher with silicone lid for ease of handling.

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