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When I was little my Nanny always had some kind of brittle lying around during the holidays.

Not sure what kind it was exactly.

But I do recall seein’ some.

Only recently did I discover delicious green hulled pumpkin seeds.

So, I thought, well why not add a bit of caramel to them and make a nice lil’ brittle?

Okay so I think real brittle uses nuts instead of seeds and probably has a plethora of other ingredients but I prefer to keep my recipes simple.

5 ingredients…

That’s it.

Just 5.

And you’re all set.

I bet you have all 5 of these ingredients in your pantry right now.

So, you gunna make this for Thanksgiving?

Caramel Curry Pumpkin Brittle
Serves: 6
Gluten-Free and Vegan
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/6 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 cup green hulled pumpkin seeds
  • Pinch curry powder


  1. In a medium sized saucepan, boil sugar, water and sea salt over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Let mixture cook without stirring until it reaches 240 degrees F, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat; add pumpkin seeds and curry powder.  Mix well until syrup crystallizes, about 5 minutes.

  2. Return saucepan to medium heat, cook until sugar is completely melted and starts to turn a caramel color, approximately 6 minutes.

  3. Pour caramel onto parchment paper; cover with another sheet of parchment paper.
  4. Roll on top with a rolling pin to ensure flatness. Set aside to cool before serving. Enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Caramel Curry Pumpkin Brittle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 62 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 54mg2%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. What an awesome and easy treat. Definitely something different to bring to Thanksgiving dinner.

    I would love to attend your Clean Eating class but Minnesota is too far away! Boo! 🙁 Next time you do something in MN you should let me know and I’ll definitely be there. 🙂

    1. Thanks Nizzy; wish you could come to my class! I wish we lived closer but if I’m out in MN you’ll be the first one I tell. xoxo