This glorified peanut brittle is made with cashews, slivered almonds, and pistachios, added to a freshly made caramel of butter and sugar. You can, of course, adapt the recipe to make your own house version by varying the assortment of nuts, or by choosing just one type.
- 2 cups salted cashews
- 2 cups salted pistachios
- 2 cups slivered almonds
- 6 cups sugar
- 12 tablespoons (1½ sticks) salted butter
Preheat the oven to 325°F
Toast each type of nut separately by placing them in a single layer on a cookie sheet and baking until a little more than golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes for the cashews, 15 minutes for the pistachios, and 5 to 10 minutes for the almonds.
As they are finished, let them cool to room temperature. Then gather them in a bowl and stir them together.
Put 2 cups of the sugar in a saute pan and set it over medium-high heat. Let the sugar melt and caramelize until golden brown, approximately 4 minutes. Then add 4 tablespoons of the butter and whisk it with the sugar until it takes on an almost saucelike consistency. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in 2 cups of the nuts and stir until they are well coated in the caramel. Pour the mixture out onto a foil-lined baking sheet, spreading it out with a baking spatula. Repeat with the remaining sugar, butter, and nuts.
Put the baking sheets in the oven and bake until the nuts spread out into a flat sheet, approximately 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Then break up by hand into desired-size pieces.
Nutritional information is based on 10 servings.