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Maple Cashew Brittle

Maple Cashew Brittle

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

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10 min
Prep Time
1 hr 25 min
Total Time


1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

3/4 cup maple-flavored syrup

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1 cup lightly salted cashew halves

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

    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 (1 piece)

70 Calories
3 Fat (g)
<5 Cholesterol (mg)
60 Sodium (mg)
12 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
<1 Protein (g)
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