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sweet & spicy pistachio brittle

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Wendy Rusch
Cameron, WI

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)

★★★★★ 2
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sweet & spicy pistachio brittle

  • 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

  • 1
    Line a jelly roll pan (10x15 or 11x17) with foil, butter or spray foil and set aside.
  • 2
    In 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
  • 3
    Then 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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