• 55 grams (1.94 ounces) egg whites
  • 450 grams (15.87 ounces) sugar
  • 135 grams (4.76 ounces) water
  • 120 grams (4.23 ounces) honey
  • 130 grams (4.59 ounces) pistachios and hazelnuts


  • Knife

    A good sharp knife will make chopping the nuts a breeze. Aim for a consistent size for even mixing.

  • Saucepan

    Use a heavy-bottomed saucepan to prevent the sugar from burning as you bring the syrup to the right temperature.

  • Thermometer

    A candy thermometer is non-negotiable for this recipe. Accurate temperature measurement ensures perfect nougat every time.

  • Electric Mixer

    An electric mixer will save you tons of elbow grease and ensure your egg whites are whipped to the perfect consistency.

  • Baking Paper

    Line your mold with baking paper to prevent sticking and make for easier removal of the finished nougat.


Step 1

1. Chop the nuts with a knife, but don't grind them too finely. Leave some texture to give the nougat a nice crunch.

Step 2

2. Place the sugar in a saucepan and cover it with water. Put the saucepan on the stove and heat the mixture until it reaches 230°F (110°C).

Step 3

3. Add the honey to the saucepan and continue to heat the syrup until it reaches 280°F (137°C). Using a candy thermometer is essential for accuracy.

Step 4

4. When the syrup’s temperature reaches 250°F (120°C), start whipping the egg whites at maximum speed.

Step 5

5. Gradually pour the prepared syrup into the bowl with egg whites while continuously whisking at high speed. Pour the syrup gently along the side of the bowl, ensuring it does not hit the mixer whisk. This helps prevent the syrup from splattering and ensures an even mix.

Step 6

6. Continue whisking the mixture until it cools down to room temperature. Be cautious not to overwhip the mass; it should be glossy and firm but not dry.

Step 7

7. Fold the chopped nuts into the whipped mixture using a spatula until evenly distributed.

Step 8

8. Spread the nougat mixture onto a baking paper-lined surface or into a mold. Refrigerate overnight to set. Allowing the nougat to rest and firm up will make it easier to slice.


Ready to serve your *delicious homemade nougat*? 🎉 Here are some *fabulous ideas* to elevate this treat: 🌸 **Gift It**: Wrap nuggets of nougat in pretty paper and tie with a ribbon for a charming homemade gift. Your friends will absolutely love it! ☕ **Pair with Coffee**: Serve a piece of nougat alongside a hot espresso or your favorite tea. The sweetness balances out the bitter notes beautifully. 🍨 **Ice Cream Topping**: Crumble your nougat over vanilla ice cream for an extra-special dessert. The combination of textures is simply *irresistible*. 🥂 **Wine and Nougat**: Pair your nougat with a sparkling wine. The bubbles and sweetness make for a *fabulous* duo that's sure to impress at any gathering.


For those who need a **gluten-free** or **vegan option**, worry not! Your nougat dreams are still within reach. 🎉 🌾 **Gluten-Free Version**: Good news! Nougat is naturally gluten-free. Just ensure your ingredients, especially nuts, are processed in a gluten-free facility to avoid cross-contamination. 🌱 **Vegan Version**:
  • Egg Whites: Substitute with aquafaba—chickpea brine works wonders as an egg white replacement. Use the same quantity as specified.
  • Honey: Swap honey for maple syrup or agave nectar for a *deliciously vegan* touch.
Now you can enjoy your bespoke treat, *guilt-free* and packed with plant-based goodness! 💚


  • What if I don't have a candy thermometer?

    While it's tricky, you can still use the ice water test: drop a bit of the syrup into cold water. If it forms a firm ball that holds its shape, you're at the right temperature.

  • Can I use different nuts?

    Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with almonds, pecans, or even macadamia nuts. The world of nougat is your oyster!

  • Why did my nougat turn out too sticky?

    Sticky nougat usually means your syrup didn't reach the necessary temperature. Ensure you follow the temperature guide closely next time.

  • How do I store homemade nougat?

    Store it in an airtight container at room temperature. Layers of wax paper between pieces will keep them from sticking together.

  • Can I make nougat in advance?

    Yes, nougat can be made up to a week in advance. Just ensure it's stored properly to maintain its texture and flavor.

  • Is it okay to add flavors like vanilla or citrus zest?

    Definitely! A touch of vanilla or a hint of citrus zest can add a wonderful dimension to your nougat.

Nutrition facts

Nougat with hazelnuts and pistachios
Recipe Yield:10 servings
Calories:Per serving
Calories (Min - Max):170 - 200
Total Fat:5 g
Saturated Fat:0.5 g
Protein:3 g
Total Carbohydrate:36 g
Total Sugars:34 g