Rich Pistachio Brittle
Here's a fun twist on traditional brittle. Pistachios not only add wonderful taste to the rich, buttery candy, but delicious texture. —Valonda Seward, Coarsegold, California
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling
Makesabout 1-1/2 pounds
- 1-1/4 cups sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 2 cups pistachios, toasted
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Butter a 15x10x1-in. pan, set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, water, corn syrup and salt. Cook over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 240° (soft-ball stage). Carefully add butter and pistachios; cook and stir until mixture reaches 284° (soft-crack stage).
- Remove from the heat; stir in baking soda and vanilla. Immediately pour into prepared pan. Spread to 1/4-in. thickness. Cool before breaking into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
Editor's NoteWe recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Nutrition Facts1 ounce: 161 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 215mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Originally published as Pistachio Nut Brittle in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2011