Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

This "brittle" is great because it doesn't get so hard that your teeth break trying to bite it! It's super easy to make. It's light, crunchy and sweet. You could use different nuts in it, but I like the cashews best. I triple the batch because it goes fast!


  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, butter and corn syrup.
  2. Bring to a boil, and keep boiling while stirring constantly until mixture turns Tan in color and leaves the sides of the pan (hard crack stage, 295 degrees).
  3. Add cashews, stir well and pour onto a greased cookie sheet or silicone covered pan.
  4. Spread to desired thickness (1/8 to 1/4 inch).
  5. Cool and then break into bite-sized pieces.


Most Helpful

I just made this to sell at a Certified Farmer's Market. I had to make 2 batches because I almost ate the entire first batch. I did add 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla extract. These were so delicious. I am sure my customers will like it. I also made a batch with peanuts.

The Real Cake Baker August 04, 2008

Yeah, it's a DARNED SHAME that we can only award 5 measely stars! I handed this one off to my wife for preparation and when she discovered how EASY this is, she made 3 batches to give away as Christmas gifts to the neighbors. And, man, is this stuff ever delicious -- a nice mellow buttery flavor. Better than any peanut brittle or cashew brittle I've ever had! Thanks a million, Wendelina, for this fine recipe! pat, the old bone man

Bone Man December 17, 2007

Wow!! So easy to make and so delicious!! I can't stop eating it! I doubled the recipe. This is supposed to be saved for Christmas but I just may need to make another batch!

Lori F. December 09, 2013

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