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Pumpkin Seed Beer Brittle

Rated as 3.29 out of 5 Stars

"I thought I'd make beer brittle with pumpkin seeds, and this is the delicious result!"
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2 h servings 64
Original recipe yields 40 servings


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  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the pumpkin seeds until they have browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer into a bowl, and mix with cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Set aside. Butter a jellyroll pan, and set aside near the stove.
  2. Butter a jellyroll pan, and set aside near the stove.
  3. Combine the sugar and beer in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the mixture boils and the sugar has dissolved. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the temperature measured by a candy thermometer reaches 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), about 40 minutes. When the candy reaches the correct temperature (hard crack) it will form brittle strings when dripped into ice water.
  4. Remove the candy from the heat, and quickly stir in the pumpkin seeds. Pour the candy carefully into the prepared jellyroll pan to form a thin layer; allow to cool. Break the candy into bite-size pieces once cool. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 64 calories; 0.4 14.7 0.3 0 < 1 Full nutrition

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EXCELLENT! I wanted something different to do with our pumpkin seeds this year, and this recipe was perfect! I actually didn't measure the seeds, just used whatever was there, so I'm pretty sure...

I would definitely try this again with something other than pumpkin seeds. They were very chewy and I didn't care for them. I think this would be great with pecans or pine nuts.

Drink the beer and save your time for something else. I made it just as printed, using a 3 qt. pan. It boiled over so transferred to a 5 qt. pan. It came out dark brown and a strong spicy tast...

Made this with peanuts instead of pumpkin seeds and it was a great addition to the christmas spread.

Great flavor. Didn't get it to press out very flat as it hardened quickly but it still tastes great. Use a big pan as it did try to boil over several times.