Oh Yes, these are amazing and easy to put together. No health tricks on this one. Unless you call molasses a health food (hey it is a great source of iron, I have done my research!) Seriously though, I love the combo here; the cashews, with oats, molasses, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and with a dash of salt to bring out all the flavors... this brittle can't be beat. This is my kind of treat...nutty, savory, salty, and sweet all in one. Just watch your portions and you will be just fine. So check it out, I really hate using Corn Syrup so I use this with Brown Rice Syrup and it works great. However, corn syrup does work well here, so just know it is an option too. This is great for having company over, excellent for gifts (travels well), and it is good for all the Holidays (Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve, etc.) Here are ALL my Christmas Cookies Recipes to check out too. ENJOY~ (In moderation!)
- 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup salted cashews
- 3 tbs unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup dark-brown sugar
- 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3 tbs brown rice syrup
- 1 tbs molasses
- 1/2 tsp coarse salt
- Line a 4 1/2-by-9-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap, leaving a 1-inch overhang on each side. Toast oats and cashews in a large skillet over med-high heat, stirring often, until aromatic and just starting to turn golden brown, about 5 mins. Transfer to a medium bowl.
- Add butter, sugar, cinnamon, brown rice syrup, molasses, and salt in the skillet, and cook over med-heat, stirring until butter melts and mixture bubbles, 2 to 3 mins. Pour hot mixture over oats and cashews, and stir to combine.
- Transfer mixture to loaf pan. Using a spatula, press mixture into an even layer. refrigerate until set, about 30 mins. Remove chilled mixture from pan using plastic, discard plastic and cut into 1-inch thick bars. Enjoy!