Pumpkin Seed Beer Brittle

Ingredients  recipe yields 40 servings

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

¾ cup raw cleaned whole pumpkin seeds

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

2 ¾ cups white sugar

1 (12 fluid ounce) Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Wheat Beer


Step 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.

Step 2

Butter a jellyroll pan, and set aside near the stove.

Step 3

Combine the sugar and Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Wheat 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.

Step 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.