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Cashew Brittle Recipe

Simple, sweet, and crunchy, this homemade cashew brittle is easy to make with sugar, spices, and cashews for the perfect classic candy.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cashew brittle, Cashew Brittle Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 815.43kcal


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 cups salted whole cashews
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • coarse sea salt
  • white melting chocolate
  • crushed cashews


  • In a large pot, bring sugar, corn syrup and water to a boil.  Butter and line a 9x13 baking sheet and spread the cashews out over the pan.
  • Continue to boil until temperature reaches hard crack, about 300 degrees. Once it comes close to temperature, it’ll start to brown so stir occasionally to keep it from burning.  As soon as it reaches temperature, remove from the heat.
  • Stir in butter, vanilla and baking soda.
  • Pour over cashews. Sprinkle coarse sea salt and crushed cashews over the top.  Drizzle the top with melted white chocolate.
  • Let cool. To remove from the pan and break up the brittle, I twisted the pan slightly to get it to break.
  • Break it up into pieces and serve.


Calories: 815.43kcal | Carbohydrates: 130.11g | Protein: 11.8g | Fat: 32.18g | Saturated Fat: 7.42g | Cholesterol: 10.03mg | Sodium: 1172.61mg | Potassium: 425.7mg | Fiber: 2.17g | Sugar: 114.25g | Vitamin A: 116.62IU | Vitamin C: 0.32mg | Calcium: 31.25mg | Iron: 4.34mg