Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 12 mins

A little something different to make as a gift or for a holiday party. **This recipe has been altered since the original post.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place pistachios on baking sheet; bake in 300 degree F oven to keep warm while preparing candy.
  2. Combine sugar, butter, water and corn syrup in saucepan.
  3. Cook, without stirring, to soft crack stage (275 degrees F) on candy thermometer.
  4. Add lemon extract and pistachios.
  5. Pour onto foil lined baking sheet.
  6. Cool.
  7. Break into serving-size pieces.
  8. Makes approximately 36 pieces.
Most Helpful

This is a great recipe! Has a nice pistachio flavor and creamy as well. I bought shelled roasted pistachios and still warmed them in the oven. I think this gave it a nice toasted flavor. It's a *keeper* Bev ;) Thanks for Sharing and inspiring me to make another kind of brittle!!! ~V

Vseward (Chef~V) November 23, 2007

Although I had a very difficult time with this recipe the 1st two times around with the recipe as originally posted, AFTER it was revised, I made it yet again, & guess what ~ Third time's a real charm! This recipe makes a very, very good pistachio brittle! Many thanks, Bev, for not giving up on it ~ I followed your directions to a 'T'' & it's really great!

Sydney Mike March 05, 2007

I was so excited to make this. I wanted to crush it up for homemade icecream. Something went way wrong. I am not sure if it was an altitude thin or what But I make candy to sell at cChristmas time and I tried everything I could think of. I never got past the dissolving the sugar w/ the was so think and grainy and after 1-1/2 hrs and three batches I just threw in the towel. If someone knows of something I missed Please feel free to z-mail me because I have the pistachios ready to go and a hankering to taste this!!!!

startnover August 10, 2006