Pistachio-Peanut Brittle That Won't Feel Like Your Teeth Will Break

A lighter, airier version of brittle that's easy on the teeth.


2 cups sugar

1 cup light corn syrup

1 cup pistachios

1 cup salted peanuts

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking soda


In a large, heavy saucepan, cook sugar and syrup together over medium meat, stirring, until it turns a light caramel color (this will take about 20 minutes).  Stir in pistachios and peanuts.  Turn off heat and mix in butter, extract and baking soda.  Carefully pour onto buttered 11" x 17" baking pan with sides, spreading to distribute evenly.  Allow to harden at room temperature (about an hour).  Carve out the first piece with a knife, then break apart with hands.  Store in a tightloy sealed container (so it doesn't get sticky).  Option:  When hardened, brush on melted dark chocolate and allow to set.