Pistachio Toffee
  • 1 1/4 cups shelled pistachios, divided
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 6 ounces white chocolate, coarsely chopped
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place pistachios in a single layer in a pan; toast for 3 minutes. Remove from oven, cool and coarsely chop; set aside.
  3. In a heavy saucepan, combine butter, sugars, water and corn syrup.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
  5. Reduce heat to medium, and continue to boil until mixture reaches 300°F (hard crack stage; use candy thermometer); stirring frequently.
  6. Stir in 3/4 cup pistachios; mix well and pour into a jellyroll pan lined with buttered foil. Spread mixture into a large rectangle. Cool completely.
  7. In a microwave-safe container, microwave white chocolate 30 seconds; stir.
  8. Continue microwaving in 10-second intervals, stirring after each, until chocolate is melted and smooth, but not hot.
  9. Using a spatula, spread over toffee, covering it completely.
  10. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup pistachios and gently pat into chocolate.
  11. Place pan in refrigerator for 5 minutes or until chocolate has set.
  12. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container for up to one week.
  13. Recipe: 2007 Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.