Saturday, March 31, 2012

Honey Sesame Cashew Brittle

The second honey recipe I tried is from Cake Batter and Bowl's blog. I didn't take any pictures, but I also tried a honey fudge and honey caramels. I didn't really care for either of these, because they didn't turn out too great. However, I really loved this brittle. The only caveat is that it's very, very sticky to eat. It's best to chop them in little pieces. The honey flavor really came thru in this brittle. I also loved the taste of the sesame seeds and the cashews. It was pretty easy to make, but you do need a candy thermometer. I will definitely make this recipe again. I hope you enjoy it. It's really delicious. Enjoy!

1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup water
1 cup salted cashews
2 teaspoons sesame seeds

Prepare an 8x8 baking pan by placing parchment paper in it. Spray parchment paper with cooking spray. Set aside. Now, take a small sauce pan and turn on your stove to medium-high heat. Pour in the sugar, honey, and water. Stir. Bring to a boil and continue boiling until the candy thermometer reaches a temperature of 250 degrees. Pour in your cashews, and keep boiling until the thermometer reaches 300 degrees. Pour the mixture into your prepared pan. Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top. Cool for an hour or so. I actually ended up refridgerating mine for an hour longer. Then, I took it out of the fridge and used my the bottom of the knife sharpener and chopped the brittle into pieces. Store in an air-tight container and keep cool. Enjoy!


  1. Love sesame brittle! This looks wonderful! Please link up to Foodie Friday
    I'm from RVA too!

  2. Awesome! We'll check it out. Thanks for the comment!