Rambob likes pistachios. I buy him pistachios when they are on sale and I have a coupon. That’s how we roll. Plus this is how you end up with three bags of pistachios sitting in the pantry. Is this early signs of food hoarding? Whatever it is, I was determined to use up these pistachios, so I went on a search for a recipe that spoke to me…”MAKE ME! MAKE ME!” using pistachios. And that search led me to making…
3/4 cup evaporated milk ….AKA half the can of evaporated milk
2-1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup butter ……AKA (1) stick of butter
2 cups marshmallow creme ….AKA (1) 7 oz jar of marshmallow creme
8 oz vanilla flavored candy coating …..AKA half bag of 16 oz white chocolate chips
1 cup pistachios, chopped
1 tsp vanilla
1-3 drops of green food coloring
Very important message: MEASURE OUT ALL YOUR INGREDIENTS BEFORE STARTING. Trust me. You’ll love me in the end.
Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray
In a medium saucepan, over medium-high heat, combine evaporated milk, sugar and butter.
And boil for 4 minutes. Start counting the 4 minutes AFTER it comes to a boil. Stir occasionally so nothing burns to the bottom of your pot.
Now, I used a candy thermometer. Once it got to 240* (soft ball stage), it was ready to take off the stove. But don’t worry if you don’t have a candy thermometer. Because I did some research for y’all. If you wait UNTIL it starts boiling THEN start counting your 4 minutes, by the end of that 4 minutes, it will be ready to take off the stove. Booyah!!
NOW remove the pot off the stove. Quickly stir in the marshmallow creme and vanilla chips. Then quickly stir in the pistachios, vanilla extract, and food coloring
**NOTE about the food coloring. I did three batches which end up looking like Bruce Banner turning into the Incredible Hulk. One drop of green food coloring made it pale green. So the second batch, I added 2-3 drops and it was a tad bit greener but not enough for me. The third batch got a hefty squeeze of the bottle and it GREEN, just the way it should be.
Now pour into prepared pan. And let it sit for a while to cool and set up.
Then get to cutting…
You will end up with this delightful morsels…