pumpkin seed brittle

Pumpkin-Seed Brittle

August 11, 2016

Recipe adapted and Image from Country Living

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 16 Pieces
pumpkin seed brittle


1Line a 9 × 13-in. rimmed baking sheet with parchment, coat with cooking spray, and set atop a wire rack.

2In a medium saucepan fitted with a candy thermometer, bring sugar, cinnamon, salt, and 1 cup water to a boil, stirring just until sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking until temperature reaches 238°F, about 8 minutes.

3Stir in pumpkin seeds and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until temperature reaches 290°F, about 5 minutes more.

4Remove mixture from heat and carefully pour onto prepared pan. Using a rubber spatula coated with cooking spray, spread into a thin layer.

5Let mixture cool completely, about 1 hour.

6Lift brittle from pan and peel away parchment. Break into pieces.


1Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


Cooking spray

2 cups white sugar

½ tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp salt

1½ cups pumpkin seeds, raw and shelled