Salted Pepita Brittle
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Candy
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Salty, sweet, and nutty, this Salted Pepita Brittle makes the perfect holiday gift, plus it travels well!
  • 1 teaspoon oil, to grease sheet tray
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups shelled pepitas
  1. Grease a sheet tray with a bit of oil and set aside.
  2. In a tall saucepan, add sugar, corn syrup, and water. Cook over medium high heat until the syrup turns a light amber color (or 300F if you have a candy thermometer). Lower heat to low.
  3. Stir in the butter, vanilla extract, salt, and baking soda until combined.
  4. Add pepitas and stir quickly until incorporated. Remove from heat and quickly spread on sheet tray to desired thickness.
  5. Let cool for 30 minutes and then break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
Slightly adapted from Fifteen Spatulas' "Peanut Brittle Recipe".
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