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Crunchy-Spiced Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

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In this video, Betty uses her cooking pumpkin from the pumpkin patch at Baldwin Farms to demonstrate how to make Spiced Toasted Pumpkin seeds. These are sweet, salty, and crunchy. They are not low calories, but they are packed with nutrients!
Ingredients
  Raw pumpkin seeds 1 Cup (16 tbs), all pulp removed, rinsed, and dried with paper towel
  Sugar 6 Tablespoon, divided
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pumpkin pie spice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Spread pumpkin seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until seeds appear dry and toasted. If you have large seeds, the cooking time may be longer. In a large bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons of sugar, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Set aside. Melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the hot, toasted pumpkin seeds and sprinkle the remaining 4 tablespoons sugar over the seeds. Cook over medium heat, stirring continually, until the sugar melts. This should take only a minute or so. Pour caramelized seeds into the bowl with the spiced sugar mixture. Stir until all seeds are coated. Cool before serving. Store in an airtight container. These Spiced Toasted Pumpkin Seeds are a great treat anytime, and children really enjoy them!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Pan Roasting
Restriction: 
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Ingredient: 
Pumpkin
Interest: 
Quick
Servings: 
4
Wondering what to do with the leftover pumpkin seeds from your Halloween's jack-o-lantern? Simple just whack up a tasty, crunchy, healthy snack. Sweet-salty-spicy-crunchy toasted pumpkin seeds make for a delightful treat any time, anywhere. Stream the video, save up the pumpkin seeds and get toasting this yummy snack.

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