Salted Caramel Pumpkin Seeds

Put a sweet-salty twist on your leftover pumpkin seeds with a bit of salted caramel! It makes for an irresistibly delicious and healthy snack!

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Seeds – Sweet-salty twist on leftover pumpkin seeds! So delicious and healthy! |

There is so much to love about fall… the fresh, brisk air, snuggling up inside a big warm sweater, the crunch of crisp leaves under your boots, and of course… digging your whole forearm into a giant orange squash, grabbing the guts of it, and making ‘em into a delicious snack!

Pumpkin carving is a great fun fall tradition and toasting up the pumpkin seeds with new flavors is the best part! Because what’s a better way to admire your newly carved masterpiece than by stuffing your face with it’s insides?

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Seeds – Sweet-salty twist on leftover pumpkin seeds! So delicious and healthy! |

For these scrumptious seeds (which pup liked too), I combined my love of sweet and salty by making a buttery salted caramel mixed with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. If I could bathe in those spices, I tell ya…

If you’ve got some seeds leftover, give these a whirl! They taste totally decadent and make your home smell amazing!

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Seeds

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Seeds

Yield: 2 cups


  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups raw pumpkin seeds, rinsed and pat dry
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon each, brown sugar and granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Add seeds and toss to coat evenly. Spread on the baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Bake seeds until lightly golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Stir in sugars and salt; cook until deep golden brown, 1-2 minutes. Reduce heat to low and stir in seeds; coat with buttery caramel mixture and cook an additional minute. Remove from heat and let cool before serving.
  4. Enjoy!

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  1. Love the idea of salted caramel with my pumpkin seeds!

  2. Salted caramel pumpkin seeds? Genius!

  3. Amazing! I could snack on these all day!

  4. What a fantastic idea, the salty sweet taste of salted caramel is a natural for pumpkin seeds!

  5. Looking mighty irresistible!

  6. So smart – no question salted caramel would taste amazing with toasted pumpkin seeds! Great idea – I can’t wait to try this :)

  7. These sound lovely! What a great way to roast pumpkin seeds :)

  8. Darn it, I need to get more pumpkin seeds!

  9. 5 stars
    You caught my attention with the salted caramel and then you went ahead and added those wonderfully warm and comforting spices. This is really clever. I am very sorry that I didn’t have a pumpkin this year. I’ll book mark for next year.

  10. The perfect fall snack! :)

  11. Georgia what a wonderful idea! I adore anything salted caramel so these would likely be my favorite thing!

  12. I’m thinking if I made these…would devour the whole batch in one sitting. utterly delicious!

  13. This is a beautiful thing…reincarnation of a dead pumpkin put to good use!!

  14. I’m making this as soon as I return back to Orlando :D

  15. Oh how I wish I had some pumpkin seeds left….I’d make this right now.

  16. What a delightful idea! I just love trying new ways to enjoy these :)

  17. salted caramel and yummy pumpkin seeds – how much better could it get?

  18. Caramel and pumpkin seeds?! Well that’s genius. And more doggie pictures, please! :)

  19. Yum yum yum! While my pumpkin is still sitting on my porch, there is a lovely bag of seeds sitting at Trader Joe’s, and they shall be salted and caramel’d per your suggestion! Yay!

  20. 5 stars
    OMG – these are delicious! I made a half recipe, and they are so, so good!

  21. Am definitely going to try this one, sounds delicious, looks delIcious MUST BE DELICIOUS !

  22. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! The spices really added a depth of flavor!

  23. 5 stars
    I just finished making a double batch of these, and I can’t stop eating them while they cool. This recipe has officially jumped to the top of my standard pumpkin seed flavors list, because these are just so delicious!

  24. 5 stars
    I love the pumpkin seeds they are yummy

  25. do you think this would taste good on sunflower seeds?

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