Buttery Pistachio Brittle
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Buttery Pistachio Brittle

Brittle candy studded with pistachios is a twist on the traditional peanut brittle candy recipe.

10 min
1 hr 40 min


2 cups sugar

1 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup water

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

2 cups salted pistachio nuts

1 teaspoon baking soda

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Butter 2 (15x10x1-inch) baking pans; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 10-15 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a full boil.

  3. STEP 3

    Add butter. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 35-40 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 280°F or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a pliable strand.

  4. STEP 4

    Stir in pistachios. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, 15-20 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 305°F or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a brittle strand.

  5. STEP 5

    Remove from heat; stir in baking soda. Pour mixture evenly into prepared pans; spread about 1/4 inch thick. Cool completely; break into pieces.


4Fat (mg)
5Cholesterol (mg)
45Sodium (mg)
10Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
<1Protein (g)


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  December 19, 2015

I made this one year for my brother in law who loves Pistachios. Excellent Brittle. Perfect every time. I make it every year!

— says Lana
  February 07, 2015

Easy directions. Really great, buttery taste. Made two full sheet pans. I made this for Valentines Day since everyone already gets so much chocolate. I now have to hide it so that there is some left to hand out! Everyone has been picking at the edges! This is the second candy recipe that I have downloaded from Land O Lakes. Aunt Betty's Caramels are DIVINE! The best caramels I have ever had - bar none! I am off to make them next.

— says Patricia
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