It is time for me to tell you about my latest obsession: Cashew Crunch by Sweet Girl Sweets.
Sweet Girl Sweets was borne out of baker/candy maker Cindy Parsons' passion for making sweet treats for friends and family; she's upgraded to a small commercial operation, and will ship her Cashew Crunch nationwide.
I had the pleasure of meeting Cindy and sampling the Cashew Crunch when she was in town for business and dropped by the Tom Douglas cookbook social; she was kind enough to bring some of the sweet stuff for me to sample. Now, after one bite of the sweet confection, I was hooked.
How to explain? Well, if you imagine the most delicious peanut brittle you can, and then take it into the back alley and pummel it, pound out the peanuts and replace them with creamy, slightly salty, delicious cashews, you're starting to get the idea. I literally could not stop eating this stuff. I was tempted to say I'd never eat peanut brittle again, but I wouldn't want to be too hasty, you know?
But I digress. Basically what I am telling you is that you should buy this stuff. Per the website:
The specialty of the house is Cashew Crunch, a simple blend of fine cashews, real butter, and sugar, combined to make a sweet treat you won't be able to put down once you've had your first bite.
Sweet Girl Sweets makes each batch to order. We don't make a big batch and split it up. This "small-batch" thing seems to work for scotch and wine and other fine foods, so why not for our exceptional candy as well?