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Curry Cashew Brittle
Just like peanut brittle, but way better! A deep golden-hued candy with cashews and a touch of curry which adds a wonderful depth of flavor. Make it in minutes - in the microwave!
Course: Sweet Treats
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup roasted salted cashew halves*
  • ¾ teaspoon mild curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Spray a heat-resistant spatula with cooking spray. Spray the lip of a microwave-safe (at least 2 quart) bowl with cooking spray.
  2. Combine sugar, and corn syrup in the microwave-safe bowl prepared in step 1.
  3. Cook for 3 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir.
  4. Cook for another 3 minutes. Remove from microwave, add cashews and curry powder and stir.
  5. Return to microwave and cook for another two minutes. Remove from microwave and add butter and vanilla. Stir until butter is completely incorporated. Add baking soda and stir to combine. The mixture will foam up. Quickly pour mixture out onto prepared sheet pan and spread as thin as possible using prepared knife.
  6. Allow to cool slightly. While still hot, but cool enough to handle, stretch candy out a bit thinner. Allow to cool completely then break into pieces and store in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes

*I buy the cans that are labeled halves and pieces. They're less expensive than halves. I really like the ones with sea salt.