1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring sugar, maple syrup, and oil to a boil.
2. Continue to boil over low heat until mixture clears and thickens slightly. Do not stir. Lift pan occasionally and swirl to ensure even cooking.
3. Boil for seven to nine minutes until mixture thickens and turns a golden caramel color. Add cashews and mix until totally coated.
4. Transfer to a piece of aluminum foil and allow to harden.