Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Cashew Brittle: Nuts About Candy!

Cashew Brittle
FUN To Make, Sweet To Eat!

This is one of the easiest sweet treats you can make! All you need to live a life of candy making is a fancy (and inexpensive) thermometer, and a steady hand. Hard crack syrup is incredibly hot and sticky. Getting hot syrup on your skin is no fun, so please be careful. You will be so proud of yourself once you do it! This also makes a great gift, i often give out lots at christmas time. This was my grandma's absolute favorite. She loved to eat peanut brittle. i use cashews, but you can experiment and use any sort of nuts that you like. Well, try it and enjoy!


1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1 cup nuts of your choice
2 Tbs. Butter
1 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Vanilla

Butter a large cookie sheet. Pour Sugar, corn syrup, and water in a large heavy pan. (use a medium or LARGE pan or sugar can boil over and spill. NO FUN) Clip your candy thermometer on. Place over High till till boiling. add nuts. boil to 304* Do not stir. remove from heat. add vanilla, baking soda, and butter. Whisk well. Working quickly, spread to and even and thin layer on prepared pan. allow to cool, break into pieces.

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  1. Oh Iliea this looks yummy too! I showed Patrick your blog the other day and he is drooling over the potatoes! We are going to be celebrating our 2 year thing soon in March and are debating to visit SF or down south........ Would we be able to see you in SF?


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