Honey Pumpkin Seeds Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Honey Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Honey Pumpkin Seeds

Recipe by  

"Delicious way to make sweet pumpkin seeds with a strong honey base."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Place oven rack in the highest position. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Mix butter, honey, brown sugar, and salt together in a bowl; add pumpkin seeds and toss to coat. Spread coated seeds in 1 layer onto the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Stir seeds and continue baking for 20 more minutes. Sprinkle seeds with white sugar and bake until lightly browned, about 20 more minutes. Cool seeds and store in an airtight container.
Kitchen-Friendly View


  • Cook's Note:
  • Ensure you do not overheat the sugar. While pumpkin seeds can be baked for over an hour at 300 degrees (149 degrees Celsius), the sugar will caramelize and may burn.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 23, 2013

My kids went to town on these. I followed as instructed but scaled the recipe down to suit 1-1/2 cups of fresh seeds. Step #3 I put in for the 1st 20 minutes, which was fine, but barely got threw to the next 20 minutes as they were getting brown fast. So I pulled them out and dusted with the sugar, but noticed they were still browning really fast, so I stayed at the oven door and stirred every few minutes or so to keep them from burning. I removed them from the oven at about 5 minutes left from finishing the 2nd part of the 20 minutes stated in step #3. They wouldn't or couldn't bake for 60 minutes. When I removed them, I noticed the sugar melted into the honey glaze. So I dusted again with sugar for that wow factor and glad I did. They had that buttery sweet taste that my kids were saying tasted similar to kettle corn. Which I had to almost agree. Will make again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 20, 2014

I have to give this recipe 3.5 stars because the instructions will cause you to burn the pumpkin seeds. Unfortunately, I let them go to long and they now have a burned sugar flavor. We will try to eat them anyway, but I wish I had taken them out of the oven about 15 min. earlier than I did. Just watch them closely, as all ovens vary. The first 20 min. went fine, it's into the second set of 20 min. when you should be aware that the pumpkin seeds may get overdone...be forewarned!


8 Ratings

Oct 26, 2014

I would have given this 5 stars if the cooking time wasn't too long. I only baked for 40 minutes total and these came out perfectly. With that change (and a little cinnamon), this turned out to be the best recipe for pepitas I have ever tried. So good!

Oct 21, 2014

DO NOT LET COOL ON FOIL! It will stick. I made half the batch and checked and stirred every 10 minutes for about 40 minutes. These came out hot and messy, when cool they tasted great. Worth a try once.

Jul 06, 2015

Tastes more like candy than a healthy snack!

Dec 07, 2014

Followed the recipe exactly and turned out perfectly!!! After reading some of the not so great reviews I decided to not let my seeds dry before cooking. The added moisture made all the difference. Transferred the seeds to a cool cookie sheet then let them cool!!! So yummy!!!

Nov 14, 2014

Used my large pampered chef cookie sheet. Cooked well, did not burn. No foil. They do come out sticky to place in a air tight container when they are still somewhat warm.

Nov 02, 2014

USE parchment paper if you have it! The foil ripped when i stirred the seeds, I think parchment paper would have been a better choice. I transferred them to the paper after they were cooked, otherwise they'll stick to the foil after cooling. I did half the batch, 2cups of seeds; I did the 20min as directed, then the second 20min, I cut down to 10min, sprinkled the sugar, stirred, and cooked for another 15-20min. The reason I cut the cook time is because the recipe states the directions are based on the full batch, which would be more seeds to cook and hence more time needed. Sugar may brown, but that's ok, it's still really yummy! Tastes like toffee. I would add that I washed and dried my seeds overnight, this recipe should include that but doesn't.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 148 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.1 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 61 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More

About the Cook

Subscribe Today!

In Season

Chicken Breast Recipes
Chicken Breast Recipes

With our 2,700+ chicken breast recipes, you'll never serve the same old chicken again.

Zucchini On The Grill
Zucchini On The Grill

The firm, juicy texture of zucchini make them a perfect side to toss on the grill.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

See the three simple steps to roasting pumpkin seeds.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

See how to turn fresh pumpkin seeds into delicious, crunchy, good-for-you snacks.

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Oven-roasted pumpkin seeds.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States