In a 2-quart microwave-safe bowl (preferably glass measure w/handle), stir together the nuts, sugar and corn syrup. Microwave, uncovered, at high, until the mixture is light brown, about 6 to 8 minutes, stirring well halfway through.
Meanwhile, grease a cooking sheet well with butter and set aside.
Using oven mitts, remove the nut mixture from the oven. (It will be very hot.) Stir in the butter and vanilla. Continue to microwave, at high, 1-1/2 to 2 more minutes. The mixture should become caramel colored.
Use oven mitts to remove the mixture from the microwave. Add the baking soda. Stir quickly until light and foamy and the baking soda is thoroughly mixed in. Immediately (and very carefully) pour onto the prepared cookie sheet and use the back of a spoon to spread out as quickly as possible. (The brittle will be fairly thick.)
Let the brittle stand until completely cool, about 30 minutes.
Break into pieces and serve. Store leftovers in a airtight container, preferably a tin, up to 2 weeks, depending on the humidity.
If you have whole cashews, break them into halves before starting.
This recipe is for a 600 watt oven so you have to adjust cooking times if you have a newer, more powerful model.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (442g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 1998 (95%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 222g||296 %|
|Saturated Fat 138.9g||694 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 57.5g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 8.5g|
|Cholesterol 587.9mg||181 %|
|Sodium 1476.2mg||51 %|
|Potassium 354.8mg||9 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 9.9g||3 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0 %|
|Sugars, other 9.9g|
|Protein 5.6g||8 %|
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Calories per serving: 2103
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