And since I already had Cashews at home, I thought Hey, why not?
And this recipe is easy enough for you to make it with your kids, or if you’re bored!
No need for a candy thermometer or the hassle!
Just as an FYI though, I would pam/butter anything you use to mix the ingredients or stir or spread out. Otherwise it’ll stick on there super fast!
1 cup cashews (you can use up to 1 1/2 cups if you want)
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tablespoon butter
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla-extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1. You can grease the cookie sheet but I found it much easier to use parchment/wax paper instead. It cleans up a lot easier as well. So line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a glass bowl, combine the sugar, corn syrup and salt. You can mix it around a little so the corn syrup mixes in with the sugar. Microwave for 5 minutes.
3. Crush up some Cashews and mix them into the bowl after the initial 5 minutes in the microwave.
4. While waiting for it to microwave, combine the softened butter, vanilla and baking soda into a separate bowl. You can use a tiny bit more baking soda if you want to make it less hard and easier for children and elderly people to eat.
5. Get a wooden spoon or a metal spatula and cover it with butter or pam.
6. After the sugar mix is done microwaving, remove it carefully and quickly mix in the butter mixture. The whole thing will be foamy.
7. If you want an easier cleanup, you can also pam the side of the bowl from which you are going to pour the brittle from. Pour the mixture immediately onto the parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
8. Let cool for 15 minutes, or until set.
9. Break into pieces, store in an airtight container and enjoy!