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Pumpkin Seed Brittle

by Catherine Holland

Lisa Rast, Nutwhats

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 20 at 5:40 PM

This delicious sweet treat is perfect for holiday hostess gifts or to go with your Thanksgiving dinner.

3 tablespoons butter
1 cup (200g) sugar, granulated or brown (or mixed)
1/2 cup (150g) honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cardamom or ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (65g) raw, hulled, pumpkin seeds
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Butter a large cookie sheet. Melt butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan set over low heat. Stir in sugar, honey, spices and salt. Stir ingredients together until the sugar starts to dissolve.

Raise heat to medium and let the sugar come to a boil. When it reaches 280 degrees on a candy thermometer, stir in pumpkin seeds.

Bring the mixture up to 300 degrees (hard crack stage). Remove from heat and stir in baking soda.

Pour onto prepared cookie sheet and allow to cool. or