Roasted Cashew and Sesame Brittle


I love this recipe because it eliminates the time spent stirring over a hot stove – there actually are a few good uses for a microwave. The idea for cashew brittle came from F&W magazine – the micro recipe from my step mom.

1 1/2 c roasted cashews
1/2 c toasted sesame seeds
2 TBSP poppy seeds
1 c sugar
1/2 c agave or corn syrup
1/2 tsp Salt
1tsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp Baking soda
Flaky sea salt

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Sprinkle courts salt over baking sheet.

Combine peanuts, sugar, corn syrup and salt in a 1 1/2 quart glass bowl. microwave 4 minutes, stir, microwave 4 more minutes. Stir in butter and vanilla, microwave 2 minutes, stir in soda and nuts and pour on baking sheet. Cool for an hour then break into pieces and store in an airtight container.