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Candied Pumpkin Seeds

Golden brown and sure to be a hit with the kids, this sweet treat is the creation of our Taste of Home Test Kitchen. Give them plenty of time to cool before breaking into pieces.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 cup


  • 1 cup fresh pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Spread into a greased foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 250° for 45-50 minutes or until seeds are well-glazed, stirring occasionally. Cool completely; break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 124 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 156mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Bozemanbrooks
    Nov 3, 2013

    I let my pumpkin seeds dry out overnight. I didn't have pumpkin spice so I used cinnamon instead. I also added about 2 tablespoons of melted butter. They turned out delicious!

  • omnijen
    Oct 25, 2013

    These are awesome! Will save this for many years to come!

  • Lk2wine
    Feb 3, 2013

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  • BataviaRussell
    Dec 22, 2012

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  • Jfaye01
    Nov 10, 2012

    Very good, but made a few adjustments that made it a bit better... Melted 1/8c of butter with 1/4c brown sugar, 1/4tsp cinnamon, and dash a vanilla extract then shook in ziplock bag with approx 1c pumpkin seeds and baked on 275 degrees for 30min flipping occasionally. Delicious!

  • jenmstylist
    Oct 27, 2012

    Yum!! I doubled the seeds to 2 cups but kept everything else the same and they are delicious. I will definitely be making these again!

  • BethBritton
    Oct 15, 2012

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  • ventling
    Nov 4, 2011

    I would melt butter and toss the seeds in butter before adding the sugar and spice. My seeds didn't glaze either and all the sugar is in the bottom of the bowl. I was quite disappointed. Next time I will add butter first.

  • markimalekat
    Nov 2, 2011

    did not glaze - had to turn the oven up after an hour - then there was way too much sugar

  • eli05
    Oct 31, 2011

    these are so good!