Dairy Farmers of Canada

Caramelized Sunflower Seed Wafers

Watch these fabulous sweet-and-salty crackers disappear at cocktail time!

  • Prep: 40 min
  • Cooking: 12 min
Yields 16 Wafers
caramelized sunflower seed wafers


  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) melted Butter
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) sifted icing sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 6 sheets phyllo dough
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) finely grated Canadian Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) unsalted sunflower seeds
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Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment.

Beat the cooled melted butter with the sugar and egg whites until mixture is thick and smooth.

Brush 1 sheet of phyllo with a thin layer of the butter mixture.

Sprinkle with Cayenne pepper and grated cheese. Top with a second phyllo sheet and brush with the butter mixture again.

Cut in half lengthwise and then crosswise to obtain 4 rectangles.

Cut each rectangle into 4 strips.

Transfer to baking sheet, making sure the pieces do not touch.

Sprinkle lightly with sunflower seeds.

Bake about 5 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a rack.

Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Store in an airtight container.


If wafers become soft, reheat briefly to crisp.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 171 Calories
Protein: 4 g
Carbohydrate: 14 g
Fat: 11 g
Fibre: 1.2 g
Sodium: 126 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 4 % / 41 mg
Folate: 15 %
Phosphorus: 11 %
Selenium: 24 %
Vitamin E: 23 %