Microwave Pistachio Brittle

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - sugar
  • 1/2 cup - light corn syrup
  • 1/8 tsp - salt
  • 1 tsp - butter (no substitutes)
  • 1/2 cup - shelled pistachio nuts
  • 1 tsp - baking soda
  • 1 tsp - vanilla extract

How to Make Microwave Pistachio Brittle

  • In a 2-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar, corn syrup and salt.
  • Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4 minutes. Stir.
  • Microwave 3 minutes longer. Stir in butter and pistachios.
  • Microwave on high for 30-60 seconds or until mixture turns a light amber (it will be very hot).
  • Quickly stir in baking soda and vanilla until light and foamy.
  • Immediately pour on to a greased baking sheet and spread out.
  • Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until firm; break into small pieces. Store in an airtight container.