Salted Cashew Brittle Recipe

Salted cashew nut brittle

  • Makes about 40 pieces
  • Easy

Salty and sweet, these crunchy slabs of cashew nut brittle are really quick and easy to make. Wrap them up and give them out as edible Christmas presents



  • cashew nuts 300g
  • caster sugar 300g
  • butter 150g
  • sea salt flakes


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Scatter the nuts onto a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 5-10 minutes, tossing regularly until brown, then spread evenly on a piece of baking paper on a large baking tray.

  • Step 2

    Put the sugar, butter and 125ml water in a large pan and heat gently until melted. Turn up the heat until the mixture is bubbling, then leave to cook until it has turned a rich golden brown – this will take about 20 minutes, depending on the heat.

  • Step 3

    Keep a close eye on the pan and give it a stir every now and then. Once the mixture is golden brown, remove from the heat and pour straight over the cashews.

  • Step 4

    Sprinkle generously with sea salt flakes. Leave to set before breaking into shards and packaging it.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 103
  • Fat 6.7g
  • Saturates 2.7g
  • Carbs 8.8g
  • Sugars 7.8g
  • Fibre 0.3g
  • Protein 1.6g
  • Salt 0.2g