Rich Pistachio Brittle

Contributed By: Parker


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


1. 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).
2. 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.

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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling
YIELD: about 1-1/2 pounds.
Nutrition Facts
1 ounce: 161 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 215mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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