Candied Pumpkins Seeds Recipe- yummy Halloween goodness!

by Susan Myers on October 28, 2011

One great by-product of pumpkin carving is the pumpkin seeds!  I have a great recipe for you for Candied Pumpkin Seeds that you and your sweet tooth will totally love!

candied pumpkin seeds recipe halloween

I really hate to waste things and so when my daughter and I carved three pumpkins for Halloween this week, we set aside the seeds.  Did you know that pumpkin seeds are very good for you?  They are packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals and numerous health promoting antioxidants.  They contain good quality protein- 100 grams of seeds contains 54% of recommended daily allowance.

You could just roast them and eat them and be all healthy and all.  Most folks do that.  But we are talking chez Sitcom here.  We specialize in taking healthy and making it sugary and tasty.  Because that is the way we roll.  So I grabbed my brown sugar and made my version of candied pumpkin seeds.  Because really, somebody had to do it.

For this project I used:

Raw Pumpkin seeds (About 3 cups)
4 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
1/4 tsp. Cumin
1/2 tsp. Ginger
1 tsp. Cinnamon
Cooking Spray
2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. olive oil
4 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
candied pumpkin seeds recipe halloween

Rinse the pumpkin seeds thoroughly and pat them dry with a paper towel.  Place them on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.  Then spray the seeds down with a light coat of cooking spray.

candied pumpkin seeds recipe halloween

Sprinkle the seeds with salt and then put them in the oven at 300 degrees to bake for about 20-25 minutes.  You want them to be a golden brown when done.

candied pumpkin seeds recipe halloween

Mix your 4 Tbsp. of Brown Sugar with the cumin, cinnamon and ginger in a large bowl.

candied pumpkin seeds recipe halloween

Pumpkin seeds should be a nice golden brown when you remove them from the oven.  You could stop now and eat them and they would be awfully healthy.  But we are going to go a bit further because brown sugar is kinda like bacon.  It makes anything taste good.

candied pumpkin seeds recipe halloween

Add your Tablespoon of Olive Oil to a frying pan and set the heat for medium heat.  Toss in your seeds along with 4 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar.

candied pumpkin seeds recipe halloween

Cook and stir the seeds until the sugar melts and forms a coating on them- about two to three minutes.  Then quickly add them to your bowl of spices and toss them to coat.

candied pumpkin seeds recipe halloween

Let them cool, and then munch out.  Or do like me and burn the crap out of your tongue.  Whichever you prefer.

candied pumpkin seeds recipe halloween

Yummm….

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Liked this tutorial?  Then you might enjoy my Scented Jack O Lanterns Tutorial.  I don’t go in the kitchen often, but when I do you never know what might come of it.

In the mood to make something easy and sweet that is totally not healthy?  Well check out my sister’s tutorial on how to make Monkey Bread. And it doesn’t involve a single monkey.  ( I know. I was a bit disappointed too).

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1 Jill October 31, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Oh yum! I'm not a big fan of pumpkin seeds- but done like this…. tasty looking!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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2 rebekahdawn October 31, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Yum, these look and sound delish!

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3 The Answer Is Chocolate October 31, 2011 at 6:46 pm

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4 The Answer Is Chocolate October 29, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Oh what a great idea for pumpkin seeds! I've only ever done them savory but these sound yummy!

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5 Amy October 28, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Mmm! Those sound SO good! Would you share the recipe here?

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/falling-for-crafts-challenge-7-holiday.html

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6 chillin with Quillin October 28, 2011 at 4:32 pm

looks sooo yummy!, the cloth pumpkins are really cute to!!
Paula

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7 Cheryl @ Sew Can Do October 28, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Tasty idea! Is it bad we haven't even gotten pumpkins yet? Need to hurry so I can make this.

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