Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sunflower, Sesame and Flax Seed Brittle

I love snacks! I'm pretty sure I could snack my way through every day. One of our favorite snacks when we want something sweet is sunflower, sesame and flax seed brittle. It only takes a few minutes to mix the ingredients, a few minutes cooking on the stove and some cooling time. I use organic ingredients and raw seeds but use what you like.

3/4 c sugar (I use organic cane sugar but white sugar will work)
1/4 c honey
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 T water
1/2 c sesame seeds
1/2 c sunflower seeds
1/4 c flax seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 T butter
1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Use a medium-small saucepan over medium heat, mix sugar, honey, nutmeg and water, and stir until mixture is fairly smooth. 
  • Add seeds and stir.
  • Continue to cook over medium heat about 10-12 minutes. I used a candy thermometer and waited for the mixture to reach 302F. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract and butter, keep stirring until the butter has melted. 
  • Stir in the baking soda. It will foam a little, don't panic - its supposed to do that!
  • Pour brittle onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • When it's almost cool, I make some lines over the top (carefully with a large knife) so when it cools, you can break it apart on the lines. If you are not handy with a knife, just break it into pieces.
  • My family loves this - happy snacking!
Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi

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