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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Make Great Gifts

gift giving roasted pumpkin seadsI know what you are thinking.

“Chrystal, pumpkin season is over. You’re a little late for pumpkin seeds.”

Well, pumpkin season may certainly be over, meaning we can’t pick them, but making gift jars out of the pumpkin seeds from my pickings has just begun!

In my eyes, pumpkin season is NEVER over! 😉

If you’ve read some of my past pumpkin posts, you’ll know that I happily hoard the seeds for Christmas gifts. For these jars I’ll cover the lids with some cut fabric and bows and decorate with some homemade gift tags. These make great gifts and they store well in the basement.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
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  • Pumpkin seeds
  • garlic infused olive oil
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Spread the pumpkin seeds on a cookie sheet.
  • Drizzle olive oil over seeds.
  • Sprinkle with seasoning.
  • Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes.
  • Store in jars with tight lids or plastic zip top bags.



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    1. We’ve been trying to stop giving “stuff” to people and save money in the process. Last year we did food gifts and they went over really well. I can’t wait to get these jars decorated for this year.

  1. I always find that people who wouldn’t take the time to make them, will like them. I can see this as a great gift along side a box of homemade cookies too.

    I can really see this as a Super Bowl Sunday treat! Yum!

    1. My father-in-law loves them. So these are a huge hit every year. This year I decided to make a giant batch and jar them as an extra special treat for Christmas. I think he’ll be pleased.

  2. This is brilliant. I like giving away edibles, but I can’t handle another cocoa in a mug or bottle of vanilla. Have you ever roasted seeds of the other winter squash? I’m out of pumpkins, but I eat a lot of butternut & spaghetti. I’ll have to try it out next time I’ve got one.

    1. I have. Spaghetti squash and butternut squash. A little smaller, but with some olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper they still have the same taste. At least they do to me.

  3. I actually only ever tried roasted pumpkin seeds because they were a gift. Now I make my own and give some to others. I will try them how you make them, seems we all do it a bit differently.

  4. I have pumpkins on my porch that I had no idea what I was going to do with all those seeds. Great idea you’ve given me! Thank you.

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