Pepita and Lavender Brittle

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Makes 1 sheet (about 9 by 11 inches)

Brittle can be a showcase for a variety of ingredients, giving each homemade batch its owntexture and flavor. For recipes and inspiration, try one of our variations.


  • ½ cup pepitas (green hulled pumpkin seeds)

  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Basic Brittle


  1. Coat a 12-by-17-inchrimmed baking sheet withcooking spray. Bring sugarand corn syrup to a boil in amedium saucepan, stirringand brushing down sides witha wet pastry brush to preventsugar crystals from forming,until sugar dissolves. Cook,swirling occasionally, untilmixture just starts to turn goldenaround edge.

  2. Stir in mix-ins. Cook, stirringoccasionally, until mixtureis pale amber, about8 minutes. Pour onto bakingsheet without spreading.Let cool. Break into pieces.

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