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Autumn Brittle

Several weeks ago I tried a new snack from Costco called "Cashew Clusters" and became completely obsessed with it. It is amazingly and utterly delicious! They're these kind of granola chunks with cashews, pumpkin seeds and almonds in them. I decided to try to make a brittle using mostly the same ingredients, but added some dried cranberries as well to boost the healthiness of the candy. I had never made brittle before, so I was quite surprised at how long it took for the sugar mixture to reach the "hard crack" stage (almost an hour!). It turned out wonderfully and makes for a good candy that you don't have to feel guilty about eating, since it has a lot of vitamins aside from the sugar and honey. I decided to call it Autumn Brittle because the pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries seemed very fall-y to me, and autumn is my favorite season and I've been missing it as of late spending my time here in Los Angeles.


1 Cup Almonds
1 Cup Cashews
¾ Cup Pumpkin Seeds
Cup Dried Cranberries
2 and ¼ Cups Granulated Sugar
¼ Cup Golden Brown Sugar
½ Cup Honey
1 Cup Water
½ Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Butter

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