Cashew Ginger Brittle

Cashew Ginger Brittle

Kitchen Tip: If you don’t have a candy thermometer, ask Santa to put one in your stocking this year. It’s the best tool for confident candy and brittle making.

Cashew-Ginger Brittle
Yield: 10 to 12 servings
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  1. 2 cups sugar
  2. 1 cup light corn syrup
  3. 1 cup water
  4. ½ teaspoon salt
  5. 1 cup chopped roasted salted cashews
  6. ¼ cup chopped crystallized ginger
  7. 2 tablespoons butter
  8. 2 teaspoons baking soda
  1. Spray large rimmed baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and 1 cup water. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until sugar dissolves. Add salt. Cook until a candy thermometer reads 250°. Add cashews and ginger; continue cooking until mixture reaches 290°. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in butter and baking soda. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until frothy. Divide between prepared pans. Let cool until hardened, 1 to 2 hours. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container up to 5 days.
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