Tuesday, November 6, 2012

How To-zday: Toasted Pumpkin Seeds 2 Ways

Remember the weekend before last when we made these?

Well, we ended up with a metric ton of these:

They took 4 days to dry out entirely.  Sigh.  So we didn't get to cook 'em til this past weekend.

My hubby made two varieties: sweet & spicy.  They were so easy to make they are hardly worth a tutorial.  But you are getting one anyway~*
Both types need butter & salt.  For the sweet, add brown sugar & cinnamon; for the spicy, add cayenne & paprika.  Melt the butter, stir it in with the seeds, then add enough of the spicy or sweet ingredients to coat.
Spread them out on a cookie sheet in a single layer, then bake for 45 minutes at 300 degrees, stirring them up roughly half way through the cooking time.  Let them cool, then snack away!


Sweet after baking

Spicy after baking

I like the sweet, the hubs like the spicy.  We make quite a team~*

The Things like both-- which is handy as they make a great addition to lunch bags.  They really are super tasty...in fact, I doubt they'll last as many days as it took the seeds to dry out!

Starting next week I'm going to be launching in to holiday crafts {soooo much to do!}.  Don't forget to swing by Monkeys & Tutus to enter the massive giveaway including the chance to win a custom made owl pillow from me!

Which reminds me: Congrats to Christina for winning the Modamama giveaway!  I'm working on your owl pillow now-- its so cute.  I"ll have it out to you within the week {if all goes well!}.

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  1. Yummy, I love pumpkin seeds. We made traditional salted ones and a batch of cinnamon sugar ones.

  2. These look delicious. All of our seeds are gone already :( I just posted a recipe on blog last week.

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    The Pretty Pinhead

  3. Yum! There's nothing better than a good home-made snack food. Those look awesome.

  4. These look so tasty! I try to bake pumpkin seeds every single year, but they never turn out right. Maybe I'm not letting them dry out enough first...

  5. Ohhh, do you think this would work with the seeds you get in other squashes or just pumpkin? I have a boat load to use up at the moment and this is a fab idea.Rx



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