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Pumpkin-Seed Brittle


The brittle can be enjoyed by itself or broken over ice cream.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2006




To make as seen on "The Martha Stewart Show," do not butter 11-by-17-inch baking sheet, but instead line it with a nonstick baking mat. The mixture should be cooked until it is dark amber in color. Finally, add 1/2 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds) in place of the fresh pumpkin seeds.

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  • zinctsoykawehko
    18 OCT, 2017
    The nonstick baking mat is not an original idea. Alton Brown’s Good Eats had this idea many years before. Also, pepitas are UNshelled. Do not use shelled pumpkin seeds. Yuk
    • MS112628748
      29 OCT, 2017
      Shelled means they do not have shells
  • Kathyroberto
    19 MAR, 2013
    I like this recipe. I bought raw seeds from Trader Joes. I have also susituted Agave for honey. I did not bake either. yummy
  • XemrX
    4 NOV, 2010
    The pumpkin seeds are suppose to be hulled. I tried to hull mine but it took too long so I'm going to use sunflowers seeds. You can buy them hulled their called "Pepitas".
  • MS10684808
    12 OCT, 2010
    do you think any other nut can work with this brittle recipe?
  • MTM2010
    9 NOV, 2009
    I like this recipe a lot, but I don't know why it says to preheat the oven. I didn't bake mine, and it turned out fine. I think it's a typo???
  • stephLjones
    7 NOV, 2009
    are the pumpkin seeds to be hulled? or left whole? This information would be helpful, as some of the recipes depict seeds with the shell, and others without it!
  • mcdonel05
    31 OCT, 2008
    this was an interesting flavor. i can't say it was my favorite brittle. the honey addition gave it a unique taste, but i prefer the traditional nut brittle. i agree that the amount of seeds was too much. i had a cup of seeds so i doubled the rest of the recipe. technically, it worked fine.
  • uujerri
    12 DEC, 2007
    Seemed like too many seeds. I made it a second time and reduced the seed by 25%. Note that it does not fill the 11 x 17 pan, but rather just spreads out in it. Don't try to spread it all the way to the sides. Delicious however.

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