Easy Candied Pistachios

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Easy Candied Pistachios – the easy method for delicious sweet and salty candied pistachios with tons of cinnamon and holiday flavor!

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Candied Pistachios

If you love candied pecans, walnuts, almonds, and peanuts at Christmas markets and holiday fairs, you’re going to LOVE these candied pistachios!

Quick candied nuts are one of my favorite things to serve during the holidays – they are great year-round, but during Christmastime, they are so magical, I love making them for parties, gifts, or at cookie exchanges – and eating them at Christmas markets!

You can see more of our Christmas Market travels through Europe here.

To get the feel of a European Christmas market at home, try these candied pistachios with some Traditional Gluehwein, Traditional French Vin Chaud (Mulled Wine), Mulled Beer Recipe, Sprinkle Chimney Cakes (Kürtoskalács), The Best Easy Candied Almonds Recipe, and The Best Easy Russian Tea Cakes!

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How To Candy Pistachios

This recipe is super simple with a couple of important steps to follow:

  • Mix candy coating, bring to boil.
  • Toss nuts in candy.
  • Bake to set.
  • Let cool.
  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F.
  2. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spread out pistachios. Place in oven to heat.
  3. Start making candy coating – vigorously whisk together sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, pepper with 1/4 cup water, making sure there is no sugar around the sides of the pot (so it doesn’t burn.)
  4. Heat over medium-high, stirring until sugar boils, until it reaches 235-238 degree F.
  5. Remove candy from stove, and pistachios from oven, and carefully add pistachios to candy in pot. Stir to evenly coat.
  6. Dump pistachios back on lined baking sheet, breaking apart large clusters, and let cool at least an hour.

Tips to Perfect Candied Pistachios & FAQs

Be very careful when handling candy on stove. Candy will be very hot, and can burn very quickly – use gloves, have cold water ready, and keep children away from candy making process to ensure safety.

Work quickly to prevent candy from setting before baking nuts to set.

Don’t touch hot candy! It will burn.

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FAQs

How long do candied pistachios last?

Candied nuts will last up to a week when stored in an airtight container and kept in a cool, dry place.

Can I reheat nuts to serve warm?

We love to serve these warm – pop them in the oven on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and heat just to hot, then serve, to serve warm.

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Other Holiday Treats You’ll Love

If you’re looking for other festive favorites to enjoy this Christmas season, find some of our favorites like The Best Easy Candied Almonds Recipe, The Best Easy Russian Tea Cakes, Peppermint Cocoa Shooters, Peppermint Crunch Andes Candies Fudge, Candy Cane Cake Batter Microwave Fudge, Candy Cane Martini, and more!

Find some of our favorites below:

You can find the rest of our Christmas cookies here.

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Easy Candied Pistachios

Easy Candied Pistachios – the easy method for delicious sweet and salty candied pistachios with tons of cinnamon and holiday flavor!
Course Desserts
Cuisine German
Keyword baking, christmas, dessert, nuts, snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 74kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups 8oz raw shelled pistachios
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch white pepper
  • optional:
  • ¼ teaspoon aleppo pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 225 degrees F.
  • On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spread out pistachios. Place in oven to heat.
  • Start making candy coating – vigorously whisk together sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, pepper with 1/4 cup water, making sure there is no sugar around the sides of the pot (so it doesn't burn.)
  • Heat over medium-high, stirring until sugar boils, until it reaches 235-238 degree F.
  • Remove candy from stove, and pistachios from oven, and carefully add pistachios to candy in pot. Stir to evenly coat.
  • Dump pistachios back on lined baking sheet, breaking apart large clusters, and let cool at least an hour.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Sodium: 133mg | Sugar: 19g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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