Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Homemade Cashew Honey Brittle ~ Perfect for Gift Giving!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Homemade Cashew Honey Brittle ~ Perfect for Gift Giving!

*Disclosure- I received the mentioned product courtesy of the sponsor for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are genuine, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items. 



I am pleased to tell you all that I will be starting a new blog series! I have partnered with Golden Blossom Honey to bring you a fun recipe that features their delicious organic and all natural honey every Friday!

Not only do I love to receive food gifts for the holidays, I love to give them too! Homemade treats always go over well with the recipients, so I have been narrowing down my selections on what I want to include in the goodie gift boxes this year. I am a huge fan of peanut brittle, so I could not resist trying this Cashew Honey Brittle Recipe from the candy and nuts section of their recipe collection!



Made with just 3 simple ingredients, you are going to have a delicious snack that can be whipped up quickly and easily. Pop it in a cute tin or a cone shaped treat sack tied with a tulle or a ribbon, it is the perfect homemade treat for gift giving!



Ingredients:

1 cup cashews
1/2 cup GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over moderate heat, stirring, about 5 minutes or until cashews are golden.

Pour mixture onto a piece of aluminum foil and allow to cool completely.

When cooled, break the brittle into pieces and store chilled in an airtight container. Will keep for 2 weeks.

Yields: 1 cup

*I modified the directions a bit when making my batch. The honey needs to reach hard ball stage (250 degrees to 266 degrees F), so I brought the mixture to a rolling boil over medium heat and stirred constantly with a wooden spoon for 10 minutes. If the honey starts to get too deep in color, remove it because it is coming close to burning. I then poured the mixture over waxed paper lightly spritzed with cooking spray, and let it cool until hardened. 




You can find this recipe, and many other tasty honey recipes on the Golden Blossom Honey website


Do you like to give and receive food gifts for the holidays? If so, what's your favorite?


42 comments:

  1. Love peanut brittle so cashew brittle would be amazing I'm sure. I'm looking forward to the reading the new blog. Sweet!

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    1. I mean to the new blog and reading it!

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  2. nom nom nom loved your photos as always! Why did you put salt in it? Hooray for the new series! You should cook more often for us!

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    1. I think the salt is just an added flavor. To give it a sweet and salty mix. You could use lightly salted cashews and skip the salt. Or, if you prefer, just skip the salt altogether.

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    2. we don't have cashews here :) so I will have to skip everything but the honey LOL

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    3. Ahaha! Well, honey is tasty all on its own, so your still good with just that ;)

      I feel like I need to mail you a huge box of yummies. Cashews, flavored tea, some clear tea glasses... How do you go on each day without such things in your life? :)

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    4. oh, sister, during war, poverty, hunger, embargo, we lived without flour, sugar, oil, gas, electricity... so these other things are just minor luxuries :)

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    5. I wanted to send him some, but he declined the offer, Theresa. Now I will have to tell his penguins to tickle him all night. Yep. That's the way it is. ;)

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  3. Never tried that before, but I eat a lot of cashews indeed

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  4. ho ho ho happy thanksgiving ho ho ho

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  5. this sounds and looks amazing! Perfect for this time of year and parties!

    heatherp626@msn.com

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  6. I have a different peanut brittle recipe that doesn't always come out, SO I can't wait to try this one!

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  7. I tried to make my Hubs some Macadamia nut brittle today. I should have used your recipe because mine didn't turn out.

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  8. Wow that looks so good! I have never made brittle before but I love eating it.

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  9. I was just talking about how much I love cashews and want to make something with them. This sounds perfect!

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  10. Oh, That looks great. I think I slobbered.

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  11. Oh my goodness, this looks and sounds so delicious! I am going to make that this weekend!

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  12. Your pictures are making my mouth drool! I bet these cashew honey brittle are delicious oh my yum!

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  13. This looks and sounds delicious - I love cooking with honey. Yes I always give gifts of homemade food and items. To me it is what makes Christmas so special.

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  14. Congrats for the new series :) Can't wait to see more. I love cashew and this sounds yums!

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  15. This looks so delicious. Reminds me of my grandparents, and I think I may need to make this for some people this Christmas!

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  16. I don't think I've tried a cashew

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  17. So I have a serious weakness for peanut brittle. Cashews, though? Now you're really speaking my language.

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  18. Goodness, that looks amazing! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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  19. I love cashews but I only eat them raw. The honey brittle looks good.

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  20. This makes me remember how much my dad loved brittle. He sure had a sweet tooth. I may make a batch in his honor this year.

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  21. I was planning on given the traditional snickerdoodles. Your recipe caused me to rethink my creative talents and opt for cashew brittle. What fun to make something different, yet still yummy.

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  22. I LOVE peanut brittle! I make it in the microwave now and it is so much easier. I have never tried it with honey....sounds delicious! Looking forward to your Friday posts Theresa!

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  23. Yum! That looks delicious and then some!! I like to get food gifts too. :)

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  24. I'm allergic to nuts but the kids and hubby aren't so they would absolutely love this. Will share this with hubby who loves peanut brittle.

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  25. That WOULD be a perfect gift...only I would end up eating it all myself ;)

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  26. That looks soo good. I love chshews! I am going to pin this now.

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  27. I would love to receive this as a gift. I probably wouldn't be able to share it, I'd keep it all for myself. Is that bad?

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  28. I love honey. Minor problem... I'm on a diet. It's sad, I know.

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  29. I used to make and give away fudge -- only after doing a lot of taste-testing. But sometimes my fudge turns out too liquified and...I have to eat it all myself. Darn the luck.

    Your cashew brittle looks divine. I'm impressed that it only requires three ingredients.

    Hope you and yours had a great Thanksgiving, Theresa. xo

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  30. I didn't know that you only needed 3 ingredients to make these kinda brittles!!! So easy :) thanks for teaching me!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  31. mmmm cashews are my favorite. I have a feeling I am going to add this to make gifts to make for Christmas list!

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  32. That looks so good! I need to get started on Christmas baking! You're putting me in the mood.

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  33. Yum! These look so good. I remember as a child I so love these, but mom thought it would be too hard for me...that was a long time ago. lol

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