"I thought I'd make beer brittle with pumpkin seeds, and this is the delicious result!" — sueb
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raw cleaned whole pumpkin seeds
ground cayenne pepper
2 3/4 cups
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle
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 that I used more than 3/4 cup. I did have to move the sugar/beer mixture to my bigger pot because once it started boiling, it seemed like it was gonna boil over. We LOVE the sweet and spicy flavors of this brittle. Thanks, sueb, for our new favorite way to enjoy pumpkin seeds...this is definately gonna be a new tradition! :)
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 taste that my family did not like. Took 30 min. to clean it off my glass top stove. I'd use a good peanut brittle recipe and substitue pumpkin seeds next time.
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.
Made this with peanuts instead of pumpkin seeds and it was a great addition to the christmas spread.
Terribly sticky and tacky. It is really candy with pumpkin seeds. The 'brittle' part is too tacky and sticks to your teeth with every bite. And not in a good way. You will spend the whole time with your finger in your mouth trying to un-stick your teeth. Just drink beer with a handful of roaster seeds instead.
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.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pumpkin Seed Beer Brittle
Serving Size: 1/40 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 40
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 3
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