Maple Cashew Brittle

Maple Cashew Brittle

This brittle combines maple-flavored syrup and cashews for a different twist on an old favorite.

10 min.prep time 1:25total time
36 pieces
2 Ratings

Ingredients

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup maple-flavored syrup
1 cup lightly salted cashew halves
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

Combine brown sugar and syrup in 2-quart heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a full boil (4 to 9 minutes).

Add butter; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until candy thermometer reaches 300°F or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a hard brittle strand (10 to 18 minutes).

Remove from heat; stir in cashews and baking soda. Immediately pour mixture onto large buttered baking sheet, spreading evenly to 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness. Cool completely. Break into pieces. Store in airtight container.

Nutrition Facts (1 piece)

Calories: 70

Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: <5mg

Sodium: 60mg

Carbohydrates: 12g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: <1g

Recipe #11286©2000Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made this for Christmas and thought it was so good! I ate most of it myself because my husband has sensitive teeth and thought it was too hard for him. Next time I make it I will probably cook it to a lower temperature so it is not quite so hard. Other than that, for me, it was perfect and I had no problems with spreading it. Yum....
This recipe tasted great but had a little trouble when it came to spreading it out on a sheet. It went hard way to fast to spread out and I have made other brittles before and was able to spread it out in time. I give it three stars out of five due to the fact it did not spread to my liking.

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