The Best Cashew Brittle

The Best Cashew Brittle

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This is the Best Cashew Brittle I’ve made so far. My son loves peanut brittle and I thought I would change up my mother’s favorite recipe and use cashews instead of peanuts! Guess what? The taste is amazing! What a difference it makes in taste just by changing one or two ingredients, and I’m so glad I did. This Cashew Brittle is now one of my all-time favorites to make. Oh, wait, I think I enjoy eating it as well.

I try to make brittle as a gift for my son on his birthday each year. It’s nice to make something that is specifically just for him. It’s the little things that you do for someone that turns out to be the most appreciated and liked. I try to make something for each of our children and our grandchildren. I call it building memories, they call it a delicious memory! Looks like I did my job as a parent/grandparent by providing them with delicious memories. Can’t ask for anything more than that.

Cashew Brittle

Cashew Brittle

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Cashew Brittle

This is the Best Cashew Brittle Recipe I've made. I took my mother's famous peanut brittle recipe and switched it up a little. Yum!


  • ½ cup – Light Corn Syrup
  • ¼ cup - Water
  • 1 cup – Sugar
  • 1/8 tsp – Table Salt
  • 1 ½ cups – Toasted Cashews
  • 2 Tbsp. – Butter – real butter, don’t use imitation.
  • 1 tsp – Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp – Celtic Sea Salt
  • Sheet Pan
  • Non-Stick Coconut Spray
  • Candy Thermometer


  1. Spray sheet pan with non-stick spray and set aside until needed.
  2. In a medium sized pot on medium heat bring to a boil: corn syrup, water, sugar and table salt stirring frequently so sugar does not burn.
  3. Once mixture begins to boil, stir in cashews and place candy thermometer in pot. Cook until temp reaches 300 degrees and remove from heat. Work quickly so mixture does not start to set and harden in your pot (believe me, it is a mess if it does).***
  4. Rather quickly – stir in butter and baking soda and pour evenly into sheet pan. Spread out with a wooden spoon and sprinkle on your celtic sea salt and allow to set until hard.
  5. If you are going to drizzle chocolate over the top, then do it after you sprinkled on the chocolate. Once brittle is set and cool, break up into bite size pieces. Serve or pack up for a gift!


*** Be careful - Mixture is very hot! Do not allow children to handle pot. Total time does not include setting time. Add an additional 20 minutes for cooling time.

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Cashew Brittle makes a wonderful gift for any holiday and if you melt a little chocolate and drizzle over it before it has time to set, then break it up into bite size pieces and you’ve got another taste variation going on the as well.  I love the little extra taste of the Celtic sea salt that I sprinkled on top before it set. It just adds that sweet and salty taste to a good brittle. So, if you’re looking for The Best Cashew Brittle recipe around that quick and easy to make, then go no future. Click on the print button and it’s yours! Make sure to come back and tell me what you think!

From my kitchen to yours,

Tina Marie


Looking for another delicious memory? Try my Grandma’s Goulash and cook some memories with your family.

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