Maple Pistachio Brittle

This wonderfully sweet candy has a little salt and a lot of crunch. It’s perfect for either a gift or a weeknight treat.

Serves: 20Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 20


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 cups shelled pistachios
  • 1 tsp. sea salt


  • Heat the butter, sugar, maple syrup, and water in a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. When the mixture reads 300°F on a candy thermometer, quickly stir in the pistachios.
  • Carefully pour the mixture onto a large, rimmed baking sheet. Spread out evenly with a with a wooden spoon. Season with salt.
  • Let the mixture cool completely and break into pieces. Store in a cool place in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.