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Alchemy's 15 Days of Recipes - Cashew Brittle


Enjoy the holiday music.

Over the next 15 days, we are sharing a favorite recipe from each of the 15 Alchemy Artists. It's our way of saying thank you for your support.

Take a moment to enjoy our gift to you. Today's recipe for Cashew Brittle is from Deb Zelanak.


Cashew Brittle

This recipe is really easy and does not require a thermometer, just keep an eye on it because of differences in microwaves.

1 cup sugar

½ cup light corn syrup

1 to 1 ½ cups salted cashew halves

1 tsp. butter (no substitutes)

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. vanilla extract

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the sugar and corn syrup.

Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4 minutes; stir. Heat 3 minutes

longer. Stir in cashews and butter. Microwave on high for 30-60

seconds or until mixture turns a light amber (mixture will be very hot).

Quickly stir in baking soda and vanilla until light and foamy.

Immediately pour onto a greased baking sheet and spread with a metal spatula. Chill for 20 minutes or until set; break into small pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: ¾ pound.

**Deb's recipe hints: If it starts to turn color during the 2nd heating, stop and go on to the next step. Also, don’t double the recipe separate batches!




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