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Buttery Pistachio Brittle

Buttery Pistachio Brittle

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

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10 min
Prep Time
1 hr 40 min
Total Time


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.

Tip #1

This recipe was developed using alternative flours and products labeled as “gluten-free.” The best source for additional information is the ingredient listing on product packaging. Learn about gluten-free baking.

Nutrition (1 piece)

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