Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
24 Mins
Total Time
24 Mins
Yield
Serves 24

Black pepper, red pepper, and cumin boost brittle to a whole new level in this mildly spicy Peppery Pepita Brittle.

How to Make It

Step 1

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add pumpkinseed kernels and next 4 ingredients (through red pepper); cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Set aside.

Step 2

Combine sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water in a medium, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil, stirring just until sugar dissolves. Cook until a candy thermometer registers 335°. Remove pan from heat; add pumpkinseed mixture and baking soda. Working quickly, spread mixture in a thin, even layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; let stand until set. Break into pieces.

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