Five-Spice Cashew Brittle

  • Buildermom Posted: 12/13/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This has become a holiday tradition in our house. I usually prefer to make cookies, but this is easy and delicious, just enough different to earn rave reviews and it looks so pretty in gift baskets.

  • HollyPowers Posted: 12/21/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I used a canned delux mixed nut with sea salt for this. It was wonderful with a mix of almonds, filberts, cashews, pecans and brazil nuts! I made this the first year it came out, and then lost the recipe. I'm oh, so glad that I found it here again!!!!

  • tltltl Posted: 12/14/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    YUM! I made this with peanuts because I didn't have cashews and didn't roast them since they were already roasted. The combination tastes really good, but there were a few too many peanuts and I think not having them warm made a difference in how fast the sugar cooled. I had a hard time getting it spread before it hardened. I would recommend pouring as soon as everything is combined, whether it's still foaming or not. I'll definitely do this again, most likely with cashews or almonds. If I do the peanuts again, I'd chop them a tiny bit first.

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