Delicious way to make sweet pumpkin seeds with a strong honey base.

Tom

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place oven rack in the highest position. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.

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  • Mix butter, honey, brown sugar, and salt together in a bowl; add pumpkin seeds and toss to coat. Spread coated seeds in 1 layer onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Stir seeds and continue baking for 20 more minutes. Sprinkle seeds with white sugar and bake until lightly browned, about 20 more minutes. Cool seeds and store in an airtight container.

Cook's Note:

Ensure you do not overheat the sugar. While pumpkin seeds can be baked for over an hour at 300 degrees (149 degrees Celsius), the sugar will caramelize and may burn.

Nutrition Facts

148 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 22.1g 7% DV; fat 6g 9% DV; cholesterol 7.6mg 3% DV; sodium 60.5mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2013
My kids went to town on these. I followed as instructed but scaled the recipe down to suit 1-1/2 cups of fresh seeds. Step #3 I put in for the 1st 20 minutes which was fine but barely got threw to the next 20 minutes as they were getting brown fast. So I pulled them out and dusted with the sugar but noticed they were still browning really fast so I stayed at the oven door and stirred every few minutes or so to keep them from burning. I removed them from the oven at about 5 minutes left from finishing the 2nd part of the 20 minutes stated in step #3. They wouldn't or couldn't bake for 60 minutes. When I removed them I noticed the sugar melted into the honey glaze. So I dusted again with sugar for that wow factor and glad I did. They had that buttery sweet taste that my kids were saying tasted similar to kettle corn. Which I had to almost agree. Will make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/20/2014
I have to give this recipe 3.5 stars because the instructions will cause you to burn the pumpkin seeds. Unfortunately I let them go to long and they now have a burned sugar flavor. We will try to eat them anyway but I wish I had taken them out of the oven about 15 min. earlier than I did. Just watch them closely as all ovens vary. The first 20 min. went fine it's into the second set of 20 min. when you should be aware that the pumpkin seeds may get overdone...be forewarned! Read More
(5)
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2013
My kids went to town on these. I followed as instructed but scaled the recipe down to suit 1-1/2 cups of fresh seeds. Step #3 I put in for the 1st 20 minutes which was fine but barely got threw to the next 20 minutes as they were getting brown fast. So I pulled them out and dusted with the sugar but noticed they were still browning really fast so I stayed at the oven door and stirred every few minutes or so to keep them from burning. I removed them from the oven at about 5 minutes left from finishing the 2nd part of the 20 minutes stated in step #3. They wouldn't or couldn't bake for 60 minutes. When I removed them I noticed the sugar melted into the honey glaze. So I dusted again with sugar for that wow factor and glad I did. They had that buttery sweet taste that my kids were saying tasted similar to kettle corn. Which I had to almost agree. Will make again. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2014
DO NOT LET COOL ON FOIL! It will stick. I made half the batch and checked and stirred every 10 minutes for about 40 minutes. These came out hot and messy when cool they tasted great. Worth a try once. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
02/20/2014
I have to give this recipe 3.5 stars because the instructions will cause you to burn the pumpkin seeds. Unfortunately I let them go to long and they now have a burned sugar flavor. We will try to eat them anyway but I wish I had taken them out of the oven about 15 min. earlier than I did. Just watch them closely as all ovens vary. The first 20 min. went fine it's into the second set of 20 min. when you should be aware that the pumpkin seeds may get overdone...be forewarned! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2014
I would have given this 5 stars if the cooking time wasn't too long. I only baked for 40 minutes total and these came out perfectly. With that change (and a little cinnamon) this turned out to be the best recipe for pepitas I have ever tried. So good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2014
Used my large pampered chef cookie sheet. Cooked well did not burn. No foil. They do come out sticky to place in a air tight container when they are still somewhat warm. Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2014
USE parchment paper if you have it! The foil ripped when i stirred the seeds I think parchment paper would have been a better choice. I transferred them to the paper after they were cooked otherwise they'll stick to the foil after cooling. I did half the batch 2cups of seeds; I did the 20min as directed then the second 20min I cut down to 10min sprinkled the sugar stirred and cooked for another 15-20min. The reason I cut the cook time is because the recipe states the directions are based on the full batch which would be more seeds to cook and hence more time needed. Sugar may brown but that's ok it's still really yummy! Tastes like toffee. I would add that I washed and dried my seeds overnight this recipe should include that but doesn't. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2015
Tastes more like candy than a healthy snack! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2017
This recipe was a hit! Although the oven was only set to 300 after stirring the seeds after the first 20 minutes of roasting and putting them back in the oven for the next twenty minutes they started to brown very quickly. Good thing I was nearby and could smell them before they could burn. So total roasting time was only 27 minutes and they were very brown. Next time I think I'll stir after the first 10 minutes and then keep them in for another 10. That being said......... They came out delicious. Couldn't stop eating them!!!! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/06/2015
Tastes good! Read More
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