Spiced Sesame Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Brittle- (Vegan) from HeatherChristo.com

Happy Halloween!!! Are you guys ready to get your costumes on and your tummies all filled up with sugar? We have a quite a day of volunteering and like three different rounds of trick-or-treating to be had.

Vegan Spice Pumpkin Seed and Cranberry Brittle from HeatherChristo.com.jpg

Here are my little ones, Pia is a Ghoul and Coco is a Snow Owl. Although, on facebook a friend said she looks more like Carol Channing.

Heather Christo

And here are the three of us ready to rock out and go trick or treating.

Heather Christo

And in the mean time, if you need something sweet and delicious that is homemade, consider making this Spiced Sesame Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Brittle, which also happens to allergen free and vegan!

I made this last week and the kids and I have been nibbling at it all weekend. I happen to know that it is not only a lovely little bite of candy, but also happens to be incredible over ice cream! (This is what I ate it with- the ice cream and the caramel which was TDF).

Spiced Sesame Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Brittle- (Vegan) from HeatherChristo.com

Ok! I am off to the Halloween races- look for all the cuteness on instagram stories and snapchat where I will be chronicling our Halloween festivities!

Spiced Sesame Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Brittle- (Vegan) from HeatherChristo.com

Vegan Spiced Sesame Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Brittle
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Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar (I used organic non-GMO beet sugar)
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 ½ cups pumpkin seeds
  • ⅓ cup sesame seeds (white and black)
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
Instructions
  1. In a pot with deep sides combine the sugar, water, salt, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Fit the pot with a candy thermometer and cook over low heat until the temperature meets 238 degrees. This will take about 10-12 minutes (you may have to increase the heat slightly towards the end.)
  2. Meanwhile, in a large dry pan add the pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds and toast them over medium heat, stirring often until they are lightly toasted and fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  3. When the caramel reaches 138 degrees stir in the seeds and dump in the cranberries and stir with a wooden spoon while continuing to cook until the sugar reaches 280 degrees, about 25 minutes total cooking time. Pour out immediately onto a sheet pan and spread as thinly as possible with a wooden spoon. Lay a sheet of parchment over the top and then roll with a rolling pin to get it even thinner.
  4. Let the brittle cool slightly and then break apart or cut into pieces with scissors. Eat like candy or crumble over ice cream. Store in an airtight container.

 

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Spiced Sesame Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Brittle- (Vegan) from HeatherChristo.com

Happy Halloween!!! Are you guys ready to get your costumes on and your tummies all filled up with sugar? We have a quite a day of volunteering and like three different rounds of trick-or-treating to be had.

Vegan Spice Pumpkin Seed and Cranberry Brittle from HeatherChristo.com.jpg

Here are my little ones, Pia is a Ghoul and Coco is a Snow Owl. Although, on facebook a friend said she looks more like Carol Channing.

Heather Christo

And here are the three of us ready to rock out and go trick or treating.

Heather Christo

And in the mean time, if you need something sweet and delicious that is homemade, consider making this Spiced Sesame Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Brittle, which also happens to allergen free and vegan!

I made this last week and the kids and I have been nibbling at it all weekend. I happen to know that it is not only a lovely little bite of candy, but also happens to be incredible over ice cream! (This is what I ate it with- the ice cream and the caramel which was TDF).

Spiced Sesame Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Brittle- (Vegan) from HeatherChristo.com

Ok! I am off to the Halloween races- look for all the cuteness on instagram stories and snapchat where I will be chronicling our Halloween festivities!

Spiced Sesame Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Brittle- (Vegan) from HeatherChristo.com

Vegan Spiced Sesame Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Brittle
Author: 
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar (I used organic non-GMO beet sugar)
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 ½ cups pumpkin seeds
  • ⅓ cup sesame seeds (white and black)
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
Instructions
  1. In a pot with deep sides combine the sugar, water, salt, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Fit the pot with a candy thermometer and cook over low heat until the temperature meets 238 degrees. This will take about 10-12 minutes (you may have to increase the heat slightly towards the end.)
  2. Meanwhile, in a large dry pan add the pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds and toast them over medium heat, stirring often until they are lightly toasted and fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  3. When the caramel reaches 138 degrees stir in the seeds and dump in the cranberries and stir with a wooden spoon while continuing to cook until the sugar reaches 280 degrees, about 25 minutes total cooking time. Pour out immediately onto a sheet pan and spread as thinly as possible with a wooden spoon. Lay a sheet of parchment over the top and then roll with a rolling pin to get it even thinner.
  4. Let the brittle cool slightly and then break apart or cut into pieces with scissors. Eat like candy or crumble over ice cream. Store in an airtight container.