Cashew Brittle

Cashew Brittle
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
about 2-1/4 pounds


  • 2 cup sugar

  • 1 cup light-color corn syrup

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 ½ cup raw cashews

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda, sifted


  1. Butter two large baking sheets; set aside. Butter the sides of a 3-quart heavy saucepan. In saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, the water, and 1/4 cup butter. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture boils. Clip a candy thermometer to side of pan. Reduce heat to medium-low; continue boiling at a moderate, steady rate, stirring occasionally, until thermometer registers 275°F, soft-crack stage (about 30 minutes). Adjust heat as necessary to maintain a steady boil.

  2. Stir in cashews; continue cooking over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until thermometer registers 295°F, hard-crack stage (15 to 20 minutes more).

  3. Remove saucepan from heat; remove thermometer. Quickly sprinkle baking soda over corn syrup mixture, stirring constantly. Immediately pour onto the prepared baking sheets. Using two forks, lift and pull candy as it cools. Cool completely; break into pieces. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

63 Calories
3g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 72
Calories 63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 33mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 36mg 1%
Folate, total 12.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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