Pistachio Nut Brittle Recipe

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Pistachio Nut Brittle
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. (180 C).
  2. Spread the nuts on a baking tray and toast them in the oven until light golden, 6 to 8 minutes, turning the nuts after 4 minutes so they toast evenly. Remove them from the oven and let them cool to room temperature.
  3. Put the sugar in a medium saucepan. Add the corn syrup and water turn stove to medium heat, stir once to mix, bring to a boil. Continue boiling, undisturbed, until a layer of bubbles forms on top, 3 to 4 minutes. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and continue to boil undisturbed for 5 minutes longer. I place a wooden spoon on top of the foil to keep down.
  4. Remove the foil, add the butter, gently stir with a wooden spoon a few times. When the butter has melted and is combined with the sugar mixture - and forms a soft boil add your candy thermometer continue cooking over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer inserted into the mixture registers 300 degrees (150 C), about 12 - 15 minutes. Meanwhile, coat a 12-by-17-inch (30-by-43-cm) sheet pan with vegetable oil or spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. As soon as the sugar mixture reaches the desired temperature, immediately but carefully stir in the combined salt and baking soda, vanilla and Pistachios.
  6. Using a long metal spatula, spread the nut mixture as thinly and evenly as possible over the prepared pan. Leave the brittle to cool to room temperature. The brittle will harden very quickly.
  7. When the brittle is completely cooled and hardened, run a clean, dry towel over the brittle's surface to absorb some of the oil. Carefully cut or tap the brittle with a mallet to break it into irregular pieces. Store in one or more airtight containers at cool room temperature.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 875.16 Kcal (3664 kJ)
Calories from fat 455.93 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50.66g 78%
Cholesterol 61.01mg 20%
Sodium 764.01mg 32%
Potassium 628.54mg 13%
Total Carbs 102.07g 34%
Sugars 89.15g 357%
Dietary Fiber 6.15g 25%
Protein 13.2g 26%
Vitamin C 1.8mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 9%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Calcium 79.3mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 431.83 Kcal (1808 kJ)
Calories from fat 224.97 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 78%
Cholesterol 30.1mg 20%
Sodium 376.99mg 32%
Potassium 310.15mg 13%
Total Carbs 50.36g 34%
Sugars 43.99g 357%
Dietary Fiber 3.03g 25%
Protein 6.51g 26%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 9%
Iron 1.2mg 14%
Calcium 39.1mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 20.9
  • 25

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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