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Honey-Roasted Pepitas & Sunflower Seeds

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Snack on these by themselves or add them into a fun fall Chex mix! Delicious either way!

Ingredients

  • ½ cups Pumpkin Seed Kernels/Pepitas (from The Inside Of A Pumpkin Seed)
  • ½ cups Shelled Sunflower Seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Corn Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • Additional Salt And Sugar For Sprinkling Over Top, If Desired

Preparation

Preheat your oven to 325 F. Place your seeds on a rimmed baking sheet, spread them out in a single layer and roast them for 5-7 minutes in the oven. Check on them and shake them about halfway through. Be careful and make sure that they don’t burn. You want them to take on a golden hue. They puff up a tiny bit and become more crunchy. Test one to see what I mean.

When done, remove pan from the oven, pour the seeds from the baking sheet into a bowl, line the baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper then return the seeds to the parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Set aside.

Combine the sugar, honey, corn syrup, olive oil and salt in a small pot and bring to a boil. Then stir and boil it for another 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat.

Drizzle the sugar mixture over the seeds, tossing them about to coat. Sprinkle a couple pinches of sugar over top (and a pinch or two of salt if you want it salty) and allow it to cool completely.

Break it apart and enjoy!

Colleen’s notes: As you can see I added in some dried cranberries after it was made and cooled, which is the way I like to eat it. Feel free to toss this with some of your favorite dried fruits or favorite nuts.

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The Kitchen Magician on 12.13.2013

I tested this recipe this evening to see if I wanted to include it in my Christmas treat bags and it has definitely made the cut! It’s a nice crunchy snack that’s not too sweet. Pretty easy to make but can get a little tricky coating the seeds with the syrup. I put a thin coat of olive oil on my spatula to help spread it thinner. It seems to break apart easier the thinner it’s spread.

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