Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cashew Brittle

You'd better make friends with your dentist fast! You're not going to be able to resist this buttery, melt-in-your-mouth cashew brittle. You may find yourself popping a piece into your mouth every time you break it apart. Guilty as charged here.

You're going to need this recipe, because I can't think of a better gift you could give to your sweet-loving friends over the holidays. Keep that in mind for the holiday season, and you're sure to stay on everyone's 'Good Girl List.'
You'll need these simple pantry staples and some roasted un-salted cashew pieces
It's just started to boil and the butter has been added.
Now it's reached the thread stage.
We've just added the cashews. Now it'll be stirred until it reaches 300 degrees.
Spread out on the buttered pan.
Yummy! Let's make cashew brittle

1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of corn syrup
1/4 cup of water
1/2 cup real butter (1 stick)
1-1/2 cups of roasted unsalted cashew pieces.
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Cooking time will be approximately 30 minutes at medium heat. Use a thermometer for best results.

In a heavy saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil. Blend in the butter. Stir frequently when it reaches the thread stage. When the temperature reaches 280 degrees on the candy thermometer add the cashews. Keep stirring. When it reaches 300 degrees remove from the heat and quickly stir in the baking soda. Pour into a buttered jelly roll pan. Spread it out fast! As the candy cools, stretch it out thinner by lifting and pulling at the edges with a fork. Loosen it from the pan as soon as possible, and turn over. Break it into pieces when hardened.


  1. This is great as TV snack! Looks easy to make too.

  2. I used to make peanut brittle when I was a kid, and I loved it. This recipe looks like lots of fun!

  3. I love these nutty brittle! Going to try with some almonds! Thanks for sharing the recipe.