Sweet & Spicy Pistachio Brittle

Wendy Rusch


I noticed a poll being taken on Facebook, peanut brittle vs almond bark. I was glancing through the comments when I noticed a comment about a sweet and spicy pistachio brittle. I immediately messaged this gal, asking if I could have the recipe. A few days later, she sent it to me. I was sooooo happy!!!

I made it almost right away...YUM...I did change a couple things.

Enjoy! :o)

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2 c
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper (i used 1/8tsp)
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
all spice
3/4 c
light corn syrup (you can use 1c and omit maple syrup)
1/4 c
real maple syrup
1/4 c
1 stick
butter, cubed
2 c
shelled salted pistashios, whole
1 c
roasted salted almonds, whole
1 tsp
baking soda

How to Make Sweet & Spicy Pistachio Brittle


  • 1Line a jelly roll pan (10x15 or 11x17) with foil, butter or spray foil and set aside.
  • 2In a heavy 3qt saucepan add sugar, cinnamon, cayenne, nutmeg, allspice, syrups and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until sugar is disolved and mixture comes to a full boil.

    Add butter, continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until candy thermometer reaches 300
  • 3Then stir in nuts until well mixed. Remove from heat, stir in soda until foamy. Immediately pour mixture, while still foamy onto prepared pan, spreading to 1/8"-1/4" thickness. Cool completely.

    Break into pieces. Store in air tight container.

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About Sweet & Spicy Pistachio Brittle

Course/Dish: Candies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American

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