Cashew and Peanut Brittle Recipe

Brittle is a type of confection consisting of flat broken pieces of hard sugar candy embedded with nuts such as pecans, cashews, almonds, or peanuts.

What we have here is a Cashew and Peanut Brittle Recipe

Cashew and Peanut brittle is delicious and so cheap to make. This is the perfect treat to gift or to sell, It’s fast and easy and a classic favourite.


1/3 cup dark corn syrup
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup raw peanuts
1/2 cup cashew nuts
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda


Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil and oil lightly, or line with a non-stick wax paper.

In a heavy, deep saucepan, combine the sugar, water, corn syrup, and salt over low heat. Stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar dissolves. Raise the heat to high, bring to a boil, and cook without stirring until the mixture registers 264 degrees F on a thermometer. This will take 5 to 8 minutes. Immediately add the cashew nuts and peanuts to the syrup and stir constantly until the mixture registers 310 degrees F on the thermometer.

Remove from the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla until incorporated. Then add the baking soda and stir quickly, making sure you incorporate the baking soda evenly throughout the mixture. Pour the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, spreading it with the back of an oiled spoon or offset spatula. Let cool just until you can handle it and then pull from sides until the brittle has a shiny appearance. This incorporates air bubbles into the candy, making it crisper. Let the candy cool completely.

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