Buttery Cayenne Cashew Crunch

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

A buttery sweet nut brittle candy with a mild heat after the sweet. Not as hard as many brittles, it's very easy on the teeth. Got this from a magazine (can't remember which one). Made it for xmas gifts and it was a big hit. Mmmm, sweet and spicy buttery goodness...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Butter a non-stick baking sheet.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large non-stick skillet.
  3. Stir over low heat until butter melts and sugars dissolve.
  4. Increase heat to medium and boil, stirring constantly until mixture turns golden brown, thickens, and begins to mass together (foams), about 5 minutes.
  5. Immediately pour out onto prepared baking sheet, spreading evenly.
  6. Cool completely. Break into pieces.


Most Helpful

In just the past two days, I have made this twice! It is great! I have friends and family that love hot things, so this is one of the things I made to send to them. One observation, cooking the mixture only 5 minutes leaves a lot of graininess in the product. I found that cooking for a longer period of time, slowly, resulted in less graininess. Maybe I was doing something wrong? But a great recipe! Loved it! -K

Moonshadow22 December 19, 2006

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