Dulce de Leche Half-Moons

300 mins (prep 60)
4 ingredients
makes about 50 cookies
Known as pepitorias, these tasty caramel-filled wafer "tacos" embellished with toasted pumpkin seeds are a regular offering at Mexican markets and sweets shops, especially in the city of Puebla, which is famous for so many confections. The wafers are traditionally brightly colored, but we chose to stick with a more seasonal white-and-gold motif. Since tinted edible wafer paper is hard to come by in the United States, we used precut white Back-Oblaten, imported from Germany, and we explain how to color them. Painting them with food coloring or water softens them enough to fold around the caramel.

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  • 1/2 cup raw green (hulled) pumpkin seeds
  • powdered water-soluble food colorings in assorted colors
  • 5 teaspoon water, divided
  • 50 (70-mm) back-oblaten (german round edible wafer papers; about 2 3/4-inch)
  • 1 cup dulce de leche, cajeta, or arequipe


Serving Size (7.6 g)
Servings 50
Amount per Serving
Calories 15.83 Calories from Fat 3.24
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.36g 27.66%
Saturated Fat 0.21g 53.64%
Trans Fat 0.02g %
Cholesterol 1.37mg 22.87%
Sodium 6.19mg 12.91%
Total Carbohydrate 2.77g 46.18%
Dietary Fiber 0.08 g 16.09%
Sugars 2.43 g %
Protein 0.38g 37.83%
Vitamin A 12.63IU% Vitamin C 0.3mg%
Calcium 13.19mg% Iron 0.03mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
raw, food colorings