Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
- 1-1/2 cup dry roasted or salted peanuts, coarsely chopped or cashews
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- dash salt
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablesppon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
Mix nuts, sugar, syrup and salt in glass bowl. Cook for 4 minutes in microwave on high. Stir. Cook** for 3-1/2 more minutes. It will be hot and bubbly.
Stir in butter and vanilla. Cook for 3 more minutes. Add baking soda. (It will foam.) Pour onto cookie sheet. Slightly shake sheet so that it’ll spread out a little.
Once cool, break into small pieces. Keep in an airtight container.
*When greasing the metal pan, I'm going to use butter or margarine. It's strange having spray grease on the bottom of the brittle.
**Cooking times for microwaves vary. When I made my Cashew Brittle I overcooked it slightly. The 3-1/2 minutes on the second time microwaving was too long. I needed to pay more attention to my nose and stopped the oven earlier.