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Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

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Our family's favorite is this unusually tasty way to use those pumpkins seeds from your Halloween jack-o'-lanterns.

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  • Calories:
  • 220 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 18.7 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.2g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 8.5 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 340 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a baking pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Stir together the pumpkin seeds and butter in a bowl. Add the salt, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and hot pepper sauce; stir. Spread the seeds in a single layer on the baking pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until crispy, about 45 minutes.
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Andi K

After spending the day trying various pumpkin seed recipes (6 total), this is by far the best! I was leary of this recipe being too "hot" for my children, but No! They love it! Even more so than the cinnamon and sugar recipes. It's not too salty, and not too sweet. I used basic Tabasco Sauce. (Would add more dashes of sauce for adults.) Outstanding!


I love these, soooo good. I double the sauce mix because the flavor is so good and add lots of extra drops of hot sauce. If you don't wanna take time to dry your seeds, boil them in salt water for 10 minutes!


Yummy!! I am usually a bit hesitant to try a recipe that doesn't have a number of reviews but I went out on a limb on this one. It was well worth it. These are really good. I used more than a couple drops of hot sauce (more like a few dashes) and was afraid it was going to be too much. Nope, just right. Perfect balance between sweet and salty with a little bit of heat. Also, I let them cook closer to an hour and moved them around on the pan every 15 minute or so. Made just about 2 cups (2 pumpkins worth) last night and between my bf and I I'll bet they'll be gone by tonight. Now, if I can just come up with a reson to buy more pumpkins....