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Cashew Brittle

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Cashew Brittle
  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 72
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Craving candy? Try a nutty twist on homemade old-fashioned peanut brittle.

Ingredients

1 1/2
teaspoons baking soda
1
teaspoon water
1
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
cups sugar
1
cup water
1
cup light corn syrup
3
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
lb cashews (3 cups)

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 200°F. Grease 2 large cookie sheets with butter; keep warm in oven. (Keeping the cookie sheets warm allows the candy to be spread 1/4 inch thick without it setting up.) Grease long metal spatula with butter; set aside.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix baking soda, 1 teaspoon water and the vanilla; set aside. In 3-quart saucepan, mix sugar, 1 cup water and the corn syrup. Cook over medium heat about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, to 240°F on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into cup of very cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from water.
  • 3 Stir in butter and cashews. Cook about 13 minutes, stirring constantly, to 300°F or until small amount of mixture dropped into cup of very cold water separates into hard, brittle threads. (Watch carefully so mixture does not burn.) Immediately remove from heat. Quickly stir in baking soda mixture until light and foamy.
  • 4 Pour half of candy mixture onto each cookie sheet and quickly spread about 1/4 inch thick with buttered spatula. Cool completely, at least 1 hour. Break into pieces. Store in airtight container at room temperature.
Tips  

Another indicator for when the candy has cooked long enough is the mixture will start to pull away from the side of the pan.

For traditional peanut brittle, substitute 3 cups unsalted raw Spanish peanuts for the cashews.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
30
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
(
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
35mg
1%
Potassium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
6g
)
Protein
0g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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