Cashew brittle made in the microwave! It couldn’t be easier, and it’s a fun twist on the classic peanut brittle.
Several years back I made a recipe for Peanut Brittle, in the microwave! I usually whip up a batch of this easy candy at least once a year.
Recently at the grocery store I saw a bag of Cashew Brittle. It got me thinking how easy it would be to take that microwave Peanut Brittle recipe and make a Cashew version.
My husband is crazy about cashews. I mean, I love them too, but he could seriously devour an entire bag in a sitting without blinking. That said, I did find a big bag of cashews that I hid in the back of the pantry. Comes in handy when you want to make this cashew brittle or these Toffee Cashew Cookies!
A few tips about making this Cashew Brittle:
- My microwave is 1500 watt (full power). Be sure to change your power level by reading the directions below carefully!
- You’ll want to use a clean, microwave safe bowl when making this recipe. Be careful when removing the bowl from the microwave each time when stirring, this gets VERY HOT. Use hot pads or oven mitts.
- Have your cookie sheet lined with parchment paper ahead of time. Once you pour the hot mixture onto the parchment paper, use a large knife (or frosting spreader) to smooth out the brittle to desired thickness. I like it to be thin enough that the cashews pop out to create texture!
- Your bowl will be hard to clean. Sorry about that. Use VERY VERY HOT water to soak it, then use a scraper to crack out the brittle from the bowl. It will come clean, I promise J
- Allow your brittle to sit out and harden at room temperature for about 2 hours. Once it’s hardened, use your hands or a clean kitchen hammer (or meat tenderizer) to break your brittle into pieces. Store in an airtight container for up to a week. ENJOY.
Check out some of my other favorite truffle and candy recipes!