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Pumpkin Seed Brittle

October 30, 2020

Candied nuts are such a treat, so of course I had to take the tasty caramelized coating and cover some pumpkin seeds! Details below on how to give your pumpkin seeds an extra crunch!

Makes 1.5 Cups

Active Time: 10 minutes 

Total Time, Including Cooking, and Cooling: 45 minutes


  • 1 cup cooked pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Water


Combine the sugar, salt and water in a skillet and heat over medium. Swirl occasionally, about 7-10 minutes until the sugar is a golden-amber color. If the sugar starts to crystallize too much, add a splash of water and swirl as needed. Once amber, (pay close attention–this can escalate quickly) fold in the pumpkin seeds. Quickly transfer to a sheet of parchment paper, and set aside to cool.  

Break into pieces and enjoy!

(For a foolproof way to roast pumpkin seeds, toss clean and reasonably dry seeds with a little olive oil and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally at 300° F.) Don’t forget to check out other pumpkin seed options in the search bar!

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