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Sweet & Smoky Pistachio Brittle
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2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1 cup light corn syrup

1/4 cup water

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into chunks

2 (6-ounce) packages (3 cups) shelled salted pistachios

1 (11.5-ounce) can (2 cups) mixed nuts

1 teaspoon baking soda

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Butter foil; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all ingredients except pistachios, nuts and baking soda in 3-quart heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 5-8 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a full boil.

  3. STEP 3

    Add butter; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 25-30 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 300°F or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms hard brittle strands.

  4. STEP 4

    Stir pistachios and nuts into candy mixture until well mixed. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda until foamy. Immediately pour mixture, while still foamy, onto prepared pan, spreading 1/8 to 1/4-inch thickness. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Break into pieces. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.

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Tip #1

- You can substitute regular chile powder for the chipotle chile powder, but the smoky flavor will be missing.

Tip #2

- To test if the boiling sugar mixture is ready, remove pan from heat and drop a little bit of the mixture into a cup of very cold water. The mixture should immediately turn brittle. If the mixture is still soft and pliable, boil another minute and test again.

Tip #3

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