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Microwave Cashew Crunch Recipe

1 C. sugar

1/2 C. light corn syrup

1 C. cashews (peanuts can be substituted)

1 t. butter or margarine

1 t. vanilla

1 t. baking soda

Line cookie sheet with foil; lightly butter foil. In 8-cup microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar and corn syrup. Microwave on high for 4 minutes; stir. Add cashews; blend well. Microwave on high for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 minutes or until mixture is light brown; stir in butter and vanilla.

Microwave on high for 1 minute. Add baking soda; stir quickly to blend. Pour immediately onto buttered, foil-lined cookie sheet, spreading mixture quickly with wooden spoon. Cool 30 minutes; break into pieces. Store in airtight container.

Makes 15 ounces.

Nutritional analysis per ounce: 140 calories, 5 grams fat, 25 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram protein, 1 milligram cholesterol, 85 milligrams sodium, 32 percent of calories from fat.

-- The Pillsbury Family Christmas Cookbook


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