Pumpkin Seed Candy - Kraft Recipes Top
Comida Kraft
Recipe Box

Pumpkin Seed Candy

Prep Time
Total Time

56 servings, one piece each.

Treat the kids to this Pumpkin Seed Candy recipe. This yummy Pumpkin Seed Candy gets its rich color and flavor from piloncillo (Mexican brown loaf sugar).

Read MoreRead Less

What You Need

Showing deals in -1, -1 -1
Show Deals
Change Zip
Select All
Add To Shopping List

Make It

Tap or click steps to mark as complete

  • Line 13x9-inch baking dish with parchment or wax paper; set aside. Cook pumpkin seeds in heavy skillet on medium-low heat 3 to 5 min. or until seeds pop and begin to turn brown, shaking skillet occasionally to stir the seeds. Cool. Place in food processor container or large mortar. Add sesame seed; pulse until pumpkin seeds are broken but not ground. Set aside.
  • Mix piloncillo and water in large heavy saucepan. Bring to boil on medium heat; cook until piloncillo is completely dissolved, stirring frequently. Continue cooking, without stirring, until temperature reaches 245°F on candy thermometer or until a small amount dropped into very cold water forms a firm, but pliable, ball.
  • Add pumpkin seed mixture; mix well. Immediately pour into prepared baking dish. Cool completely. Cut into 48 pieces.

Special Equipment Needed


Piloncillo is unrefined Mexican brown loaf sugar found in Latin American markets. Most commonly shaped into hard cones, it is typically grated or chopped before using.


If you do not have a food processor or mortar, the pumpkin and sesame seeds can be placed in a resealable plastic bag. Seal bag, then crush the seeds with a rolling pin.


If you can not find piloncillo, dark brown sugar can be used instead. (The brown sugar syrup will take considerably longer to reach the 245°F-temperature than the piloncillo syrup does.)

Food Facts

Traditionally these candies are made by dropping tablespoonfuls of the cooked mixture onto sheets of parchment or wax paper.


  • 56 servings, one piece each.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 56 servings, one piece each.
Calories 130
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 5mg
Carbohydrate 17g
Dietary fiber 0.8563g
Sugars 16g
Protein 3g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Explore by Recipe Tag