pumpkinTomorrow is Halloween, and we here at Texas Pepper Jelly hope that you and your children have a very safe and very enjoyable day – and night!

Most of us have a jack-o-lantern out on the front porch, but what in the world do we do with all those seeds?  Easy!  In fact, the more seeds you have, the better!

Get out a shallow baking dish and melt 1/2 cup of butter in it.  (I just set the pan and butter in the oven while it’s pre-heating)

Pre-heat your oven to 400.

Take the baking dish out of the oven, and mix a 2-ounce jar of any flavor of Texas Pepper Jelly or Texas Grilling Sauce with the butter.

Make sure your pumpkin seeds are well-rinsed and that there is no pulp clinging to them.

Spread the cleaned seeds in the baking pan,  and stir them around in the butter/pepper jelly mixture.

Put the pan back in the oven, and toast for about eight minutes, or whenever the seeds begin to brown.

Remove them as soon as they are the “brown” that you prefer; some people like them VERY brown, while others like their pumpkin seeds only slightly browned.  Remember that the browner your seeds, the crispier they’ll be.

Sprinkle the toasted seeds with salt, dump them into a bowl, and stand back.  Don’t count on them lasting more than a few minutes.

Texas Pepper Jelly’s Spicy Toasted Pumpkin Seeds are a delicious and nutritious snack, no matter how old or young you might be!

Happy Halloween from Texas Pepper Jelly!