Delicious Pumpkin Seeds

After the fun of carving pumpkins, what do you do with all of those seeds? Wait!  Don't throw them out! Here is a very simple yet delicious recipe for baking them! This recipe is so easy to make that it's almost a crime to throw those seeds away! (Can you tell that I love them?) 20151013_174558

What you need: Pumpkin seeds Water 1/2 c. salt seasoned salt to taste Pam spray

First, separate the seeds from the pumpkin fruit. After you have separated them, place them in a bowl and cover them with water. Then add approximately 1/2 c. salt and stir it into the soaking seeds.

Allow the seeds to soak for 24-48 hours. I like to soak them for 48 hours because the seeds are softer and not so tough when cooked.

After soaking, simply pour the water out and spray a baking sheet with Pam spray. Spread the pumpkin seeds out on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with seasoned salt.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. When preheated, pop the pumpkin seeds in the oven for 3-4 minutes. Take them out and turn them with a spatula. Pop them back into the over for another 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from the oven and lightly sprinkle another layer of seasoned salt over the seeds. Voila! You now have a delicious, healthy snack in minutes!

Kids love to make these seeds. Create a family tradition each year after carving your pumpkins! It's a great, inexpensive way to connect with your children and grandchildren!