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Sweet and Spooky Pumpkin Seeds

Updated: May 26

"These pumpkin seeds are both sweet and spicy at the same time. They have much more flavor than any other pumpkin seeds."

Sweet and Spooky Pumpkin Seeds

Servings – 2 Cups Prep Time – 10 Minutes Cook Time – 25 Minutes Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1/4teaspoon cumin

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • 2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds, washed and dried cooking spray

  • 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, stir together 3 tablespoons of sugar, the cumin, cinnamon, ginger, and cayenne pepper, and set aside.

Place the pumpkin seeds on the prepared baking sheet, spray them with cooking spray, and sprinkle with salt to taste. Bake the seeds in the preheated oven until lightly golden, 20 to 25 minutes.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, and stir in the toasted pumpkin seeds along with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Cook and stir the seeds until the sugar forms a coating on the seeds, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir the caramelized seeds into the bowl of sugar-spice mixture, toss to coat, and let cool.

"A great treat to make while the kiddos are carving all those pumpkins. No waste!"

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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