This week’s Mini Chef Mondays post features Easy Cashew Brittle.
We are in full holiday mode. The Mini Chefs and I got together with my sister and her kids this weekend for a full day of Christmas fun and baking. Santa even stopped by!
One of the recipes on our list to make for the day was Easy Cashew Brittle. We found this great recipe online for Easy Microwave Cashew Brittle and we know it would be the perfect recipe for the kids to work on.
To begin, we combined the sugar and corn syrup in a microwave safe bowl and heated it in exact increments in the microwave.
Once our mixture reached a warm, amber color we spread it on a buttered cookie sheet and allowed it to cool.
After the cashew brittle was fully set, we took a small mallet to the cookie sheet and broke the brittle into small bite-sized pieces.
It was seriously one of the most delicious brittles we ever had. Such an easy, great recipe.
Easy Cashew Brittle
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup cashews chopped
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Generously butter a cookie sheet and set aside. In a microwave safe bowl (make sure it is microwave safe! I assumed my first bowl was and it melted a hole through the bottom!) add the sugar and corn syrup and mix. Put in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes. Stir. Put back into the microwave and cook for an additional 3 minutes. The mixture should start looking like an amber color.
- Stir in the cashews. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes. I suggest checking after each minute. If the color looks golden brown then it is good to go. I cooked my first batch too long the first time and it burnt some of the nuts.
- Once the mixture is a golden brown, remove from the microwave and stir in the butter and vanilla. Continue cooking for an additional minute. Remove and stir in the baking soda. It will start to foam and become thick.
- Spread the mixture on the buttered baking sheet and allow to completely cool. Break into pieces. Can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Be sure to check out each of their Mini Chef posts as well!
- Chocolate Peanut Clusters Recipe // Courtney’s Sweets
- Cranberry Pineapple Mocktail // Finding Zest
- Easy Christmas Snacks That Look Like Christmas Trees // Eating Richly
- Four Ingredient Baked Apples // Vegging at the Shore
- Peppermint Surprise // My Mini Adventurer
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!