These candied pumpkin seeds (or pepitas) are sweet, salty, and perfectly crunchy! It's the ultimate Fall treat.
If you're looking for the perfect homemade snack for Fall, this is just the recipe for you! These candied pumpkin seeds (sometimes called pepitas) are so delicious, and couldn't be any easier to make!
They take just three ingredients (I don't count the salt) and less than 30 minutes. And most of that time if just letting them roast in the oven. Easy peasy.
These candied pumpkin seeds also make an awesome vegan-friendly gift idea. Just tie them up in a pretty cellophane bag with ribbon. Because who doesn't like to be gifted delicious food?
If you love these candied pepitas, be sure to check out these other delicious vegan ideas:
This recipe was contributed by Kim Lutz, author of Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen- & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes* (Sterling, ©2011). Photos by Rachael Braun. Published with permission.
Candied Pumpkin Seeds
- Preheat oven to 375° F.
- In a small saucepan, combine maple syrup, brown sugar, and salt. Heat over medium heat. Stir constantly until brown sugar is melted and mixture is foamy.
- Add pumpkin seeds and stir until coated.
- Spread pumpkin seeds on oiled cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, stirring after 5 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely; stir occasionally while cooling to prevent pumpkin seeds from sticking to pan.