Candied Pumpkin Seeds(Or Pecans)

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Sharon123

A great little recipe adapted from Southern Living magazine. These are sweet, so you might want to reduce the sugar a little, starting at 1/3 cup.

Top Review by Bacon13

This is a great recipe! My wife ate them and she doesn't care for pumpkin seeds. I added another 8-10 minutes bake time as the seeds were not cooked enough with only 6 minutes in oven. Will make these again, definitely!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups raw pumpkin seeds (or pecan halves)
  • 13-12 cup granulated sugar
  • 13-12 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 34 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice


  1. Cook pumpkin seeds in a medium skillet over medium heat, stirring often, about 8-10 minutes or till puffed(don't brown). Watch closely so the don't brown. Move to a bowl.
  2. Combine sugar, brown sugar, paprika and salt. Set aside.
  3. Toss pumpkin seeds with orange juice. Stir in sugar mixture, tossing to coat. Spread in a single layer on wax paper lined jelly roll pan(or cookie sheet).
  4. Bake at 350*F. for 6 minutes, stirring once. Cool in pan on a wire rack 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container up to 2 days.

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