Crunchy Peanut and Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Whether you purchase new pumpkin seeds or have some saved from Halloween, this crunchy peanut brittle is one of the more scrumptious ways to use it!
Dish type
Ready in
1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups PLANTERS Dry Roasted Peanuts
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 1 oz. BAKER"S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted


Prep Time
5 minutes
Ready in
1 hour 15 minutes
  1. Cover surface of cutting board with parchment or waxed paper; lightly spray paper with cooking spray. Set aside. Cook water and sugar in large heavy saucepan on high heat 8 to 10 min. or until sugar turns a dark amber color, stirring frequently. Swirl pan and brush down sugar crystals on sides of pan with wet pastry brush just until sugar comes to boil.
  2. Remove saucepan from heat; quickly stir in nuts, pumpkin seeds and butter. Immediately pour mixture onto prepared parchment; spread evenly with wooden spoon. While hot, cut into 24 pieces. Cool completely
  3. Drizzle or spread thin layer of chocolate over brittle.
  4. Special Extra Impress your guests! Break brittle over your favorite ice cream and drizzle with rum... they'll love it! Easy Storage Store brittle in airtight container up to 2 weeks. Cooking Know How: The best way to stir nuts into caramel is with a wooden spoon. To remove any leftover caramel from pan or spoon, leave in water 10 min. or until sugar dissolves.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size
Per Serving
Calories 170, Total Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 1.5g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 85mg, Carbohydrate 20mg, Protein 5g
Serving Size24
Total Fat9g
Total Fat (extra)9g
Saturated Fat1.5g