Monday, September 20, 2010

Fall wedding food favors.

Caramelized Spicy Pumpkin Seed Favor


  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds, washed and dried
  • cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together 3 tablespoons of sugar, the cumin, cinnamon, ginger, and cayenne pepper, and set aside.
  3. Place the pumpkin seeds on the prepared baking sheet, spray them with cooking spray, and sprinkle with salt to taste. Bake the seeds in the preheated oven until lightly golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, and stir in the toasted pumpkin seeds along with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Cook and stir the seeds until the sugar forms a coating on the seeds, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir the caramelized seeds into the bowl of sugar-spice mixture, toss to coat, and let cool.

Nutritional Information 

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 117 | Total Fat: 4.8g | Cholesterol: 0mg

To turn this yummy treat into a wedding favor:

Use a small brown paper bag or a plastic cone bag tied with colored raffia.  These are available at your local hobby store.

Stamp the small paper bag or a tie on tag with your Initials and give to your guests as a nice edible treat.


  1. I can smell & taste this !
    Wonderful idea!

  2. It is knew to me and I found it really interesting recipe let me try cook this and let me see how the taste. Thank you for the ingredients. :)

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