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Red Velvet flavor and cashews give this old fashioned candy a sexy twist. This is not your Grandma's Brittle!
Not only is this one hot mama gorgeous brittle, it tastes divine. Packaged up in clear cellophane bags and tied with red ribbon, they make a perfect gift for any occasion.

Posted by ofamadhausfrau from New York, New York, United States • Published See ofamadhausfrau's 7 projects »

You Will Need

  • How to cook brittle / bark. Red Velvet Cashew Brittle - Step 1
    Step 1

    1/2 cup water
    2 cups granulated sugar
    1 cup corn syrup
    1+1/2 tablespoons butter
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    2 teaspoons red velvet flavor
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    2 teaspoon cocoa powder
    2 cups unsalted raw cashews
    1/4 teaspoon red past food coloring

  • How to cook brittle / bark. Red Velvet Cashew Brittle - Step 2
    Step 2

    Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and spray lightly with cooking spray.

    Place water, sugar, red velvet flavoring and corn syrup in a heavy bottomed sauce pan and heat without stirring until the mixture reaches the hard crack sate (about 302 degrees F)

    In the meantime, assemble all the rest of the ingredients, place near a trivet next to the baking sheet along with a heatproof spatula.

    When the sugar mixture is hot enough, removed from heat and move to the trivet. Stir in all the ingredients quickly.

    Pour onto the parchment paper and using the spatula, flatten out and shape into a rectangle if you like.

    Let cool completely and break into pieces.

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