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Pepita Brittle

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1
cup butter
1 1/3
cups sugar
1
tablespoon corn syrup
2
tablespoons cold water
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
cups pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

You can make this recipe in advance and eat it for up to 4 days. Store in an airtight container.

As a kid, when fall came around, my family and I took a drive to the city of Big Bear, nestled in the Southern California Mountains of San Bernardino. We spent a few days of relaxation, just sitting around chatting and eating a lot. My tía Rosie, my food mentor, would make a massive assortment of foods for everyone to munch on. I stuck to her like gum on a shoe so I could take in anything and everything she was up to in the kitchen. My favorite thing to make was a simple pepita brittle. It’s basically like a peanut brittle only with pepitas (pumpkin seeds), which are a good alternative because they add a more seasonal feel to it. It is a very American homemade confection with a great Latin touch! A great way to combine both my cultures.

Directions

  • 1 Line a cookie sheet with a non-stick baking mat.
  • 2 In a pot over medium heat attached with a candy thermometer to the side, add in butter and allow it to melt.
  • 3 Add in sugar, and mix in completely before adding in corn syrup and water. Mix constantly to completely melt sugar.
  • 4 Mix the mixture for about 15 minutes or until candy thermometer reads 300.
  • 5 Remove from flame and add vanilla. Your mixture will pop and will have a light brown color.
  • 6 Quickly add in pepitas and mix in completely.
  • 7 Pour mixture onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  • 8 Allow to cool completely.
  • 9 Break slab into pieces when ready to eat.
  • 10 Serve and enjoy!

As a kid, when fall came around, my family and I took a drive to the city of Big Bear, nestled in the Southern California Mountains of San Bernardino. We spent a few days of relaxation, just sitting around chatting and eating a lot. My tía Rosie, my food mentor, would make a massive assortment of foods for everyone to munch on. I stuck to her like gum on a shoe so I could take in anything and everything she was up to in the kitchen. My favorite thing to make was a simple pepita brittle. It’s basically like a peanut brittle only with pepitas (pumpkin seeds), which are a good alternative because they add a more seasonal feel to it. It is a very American homemade confection with a great Latin touch! A great way to combine both my cultures.

Rate and Comment

Nicole Presley Nicole Presley
September 22, 2015

As a kid, when fall came around, my family and I took a drive to the city of Big Bear, nestled in the Southern California Mountains of San Bernardino. We spent a few days of relaxation, just sitting around chatting and eating a lot. My tía Rosie, my food mentor, would make a massive assortment of foods for everyone to munch on. I stuck to her like gum on a shoe so I could take in anything and everything she was up to in the kitchen. My favorite thing to make was a simple pepita brittle. It’s basically like a peanut brittle only with pepitas (pumpkin seeds), which are a good alternative because they add a more seasonal feel to it. It is a very American homemade confection with a great Latin touch! A great way to combine both my cultures.