It’s after midnight, which means it’s officially October 31st. Happy Halloween! May your day be filled with pumpkins, treats, and people wearing interesting costumes. One of my favorite Halloween treats is roasted pumpkin seeds. YUM! If you’ve never made them before, here’s a recipe so you can try it this year. Pumpkin seeds are great to snack on while watching Halloweenie movies and TV shows, like It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Corpse Bride, Hocus Pocus, Sean of the Dead, Night of the Living Dead, or Nightmare Before Christmas.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Step One: Obtain pumpkin(s). Decorate or wait to carve them (I painted one of mine this year).
Step Two: Put down newspaper. Get out carving tools and a large bowl to put the seeds in.
Step Three: Cut off top (or bottom) of pumpkin and separate the seeds from the gook.
Step Four: Grease a cookie sheet with a coat of non-stick
cooking spray and sprinkle with salt. Pour un-rinsed seeds* on to cookie
sheet, sprinkle with salt, and bake at 250 degrees, stirring the seeds
occasionally. Bake until golden brown and no longer wet. I usually taste
them to make sure they are done. You should be able to smell them
baking. *You can rinse the seeds if you want, but they have more
pumpkin flavor if you don’t rinse them.
Step Five: Eat and enjoy.
Happy Halloween everyone!!