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Use cashews for a variation on the traditional peanut brittle. This page contains cashew brittle recipes.


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January 18, 20115 found this helpful


  • 2 sticks salted butter (no substitutions)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups cashews (whole, halves or pieces - salted or unsalted)


Line a baking sheet with a lightly buttered piece of waxed paper, set aside.

In a heavy medium sized saucepan, heat the butter, sugar and corn syrup on medium low heat. Stir occasionally and heat until temperature reaches 290 degrees F on a candy thermometer (about 30 minutes).

Take pan off heat and stir in cashews. Pour mixture out onto the waxed paper lined pan, and spread the candy out across the pan. Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then in the fridge for 5 more minutes before peeling off the waxed paper. Break into bite sized pieces and store in an airtight container.

By Jodi from Aurora, CO

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February 27, 2008

This is a great recipe for gifts! Nice alternative to the regular peanut brittle!



In a microwave safe bowl stir sugar, syrup, salt, and cashews. Microwave on high 4 minutes. Stir well. Microwave 4 minutes more. Stir in butter and cinnamon, microwave for 2 minutes longer. Add baking soda and stir until light and foamy. Immediately pour into a greased pan, spreading out thin. Cool then break into pieces!


By Lisa from Halifax

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January 18, 20110 found this helpful

Like peanut brittle but with cashews


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 3 cups cashews
  • 1 tsp. baking soda sifted


In a 3 quart sauce pan, combine sugar, corn syrup and water. Cook until sugar dissolves stirring frequently. Bring to a boil then add butter and stir until it is melted.

Clip thermometer onto pan and reduce heat to medium low. Cook until boils and thermometer reads 280 degrees F. (approximately 35 minutes)

Stir in nuts cook till the thermometer reads 300 degrees F. (approximately 10-15 minutes)

Remove pan from heat remove thermometer and stir in baking soda. Poor out onto a cookie sheet spread and pull it to fit the pan. Once it is cool break it and place into an air tight container.


Source: This recipe came from my Aunt Gin.

By Donette from WV

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November 18, 20100 found this helpful


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 cup raw cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp. soda


Cook sugar, corn syrup and water until thermometer reaches 250 degrees F. Add nuts, stir constantly and continue cooking. When thermometer reaches 300 degrees F, add vanilla and soda and stir until well mixed. Pour out rapidly on buttered foil on a cookie sheet. When cool, break into pieces. Note: If you have trouble finding raw cashew nuts, check health food stores as they usually carry them.

By Robin from Washington, IA


Cashew Brittle

Oh, yum. I hope these are like the ones I get from the Amish!
Thanks (10/17/2007)

By Kathy Sheridan

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