Sweet Salty Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

These sweet salty roasted pumpkin seeds are the perfect snack to make after carving pumpkins. It’s the perfect balance of sweet, salty and cinnamon flavor.

Sweet Salty Roasted Pumpkin Seeds by Nutmeg Nanny

I have found my new favorite treat. Sweet & salty roasted pumpkin seeds….sooooo delicious! The best part is that they are really easy and can be made in no time. These are all things I’m looking for when I’m having a sweet tooth attack.

After you pull these seeds out of the oven you have to give them a few minutes to cool down. If you try to eat them hot off the pan you will burn your fingers with hot sugar. I know this because it happened to me. Don’t be dumb like me…ok? Smile

Sweet Salty Roasted Pumpkin Seeds by Nutmeg Nanny

After the seeds have cooled you can break them apart. Because the sugar melts in the oven all the seeds will get stuck together…kinnda like a brittle. However, it breaks apart really easy so you can fill a whole bowl with this delicious treat. I also sprinkled my seeds with a little pinch of additional salt after they got out of the oven…yum!

Sweet Salty Roasted Pumpkin Seeds by Nutmeg Nanny


Sweet Salty Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

These sweet salty roasted pumpkin seeds are the perfect snack to make after carving pumpkins. It's the perfect balance of sweet, salty and cinnamon flavor.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cup rinsed and cleaned whole pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt (add more if you choose too)

Source: Nutmeg Nanny


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Line a half sheet pan with a silpat or parchment paper.

Add pumpkin seeds, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and kosher salt.

Add seeds to oven and after ten minutes stir the nuts. Let the seeds cook for 7-8 minutes longer. Making sure to not let the sugar burn.

Pull the seeds out of the oven, sprinkle with a pinch more of kosher salt and let cool for 10 minutes.

At this point you can break the seeds into smaller "chunks"

43 Responses to “Pumpkin Pie Cake Bars”

  1. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — October 27, 2014 at 5:32 am

    I NEED to watch that movie again. It’s been waaaaaaay too long! And speaking of Julia Stiles, “!0 Things I Hate About You” is now on my “to watch” list. Also, these bars sound like the perfect pairing with a fun movie! xx

  2. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — October 27, 2014 at 7:42 am

    I wish I lived closer. I totally would’ve crashed 😉 You guys are too funny. And these bars are amazing!

  3. #
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — October 27, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Ummm, that sounds like the most perfect girl time EVA!
    And pumpkin AND cake? This is compl-eating my life! Pinned!

  4. #
    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes — October 27, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Oh My Goodness! I have not thought of Uncle Buck in forever. I loved that movie, and I am sure you DO NOT dance like him. Though that did give me a chuckle. This cake bar pie whatever you call it creation is so amazing.

  5. #
    Mandy @Mandy's Recipe Box — October 27, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Oh I love that movie! I need to see it again, it’s been a long time. These bars look delicious!

  6. #
    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files — October 27, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Whoa, that movie takes me back! I have no dancing skills whatsoever so I just live through her. But I have these pumpkin bars to comfort me. I think I win in the end!

  7. #
    Sherrie | With Food + Love — October 27, 2014 at 8:56 am

    These look AHHH-mazing Brandy!! I will be recreating these GF style ASAP. And I just love, love that first image. {{pinning}}. xo sherrie

  8. #
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — October 27, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Your posts are always fun to read. Real life, yo! Too great!
    I’m not a huge pumpkin dessert fan but these do look pretty tempting.

  9. #
    Marla Meridith — October 27, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Yes please!! I want these now ~ pinned!

  10. #
    Heather // girlichef — October 27, 2014 at 10:52 am

    dancing + pie + cake = what more can a girl ask for!?

  11. #
    sue/the view from great island — October 27, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Gotta share these, they’re calling to me!

  12. #
    Cookin Canuck — October 27, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Yeah, I’m a “dance around in my house with blinds closed” kind of gal, too. Hey, at least we can get down and boogie in the privacy of our own homes.

    These bars look positively addictive!

  13. #
    Martha@A Family Feast — October 27, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Who needs dancing to look cool when you can show up for a party with a plate of these amazing bars? THAT is cool in my book…. 😉 These look delicious!

  14. #
    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — October 27, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I love that you and Gina are hanging out and watching movies together. . and Save the Last Dance? how fun is that?! I love that movie!! and dude, this pumpkin pie CAKE?!!! I love this so much!

  15. #
    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — October 27, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I like the cakey bottom and pie-like top! What a great combo. I would eat these all myself, too 🙂

  16. #
    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — October 27, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    I swear that I had a dream about these last night! Oh my word, yum!

  17. #
    Serene @ House of Yumm — October 27, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Ok, I would watch Save the Last Dance all the time! I haven’t seen it in a while though. I’m thinking a batch of these and popping in that movie sounds like the perfect way to spend my Monday afternoon!

  18. #
    Stephanie @ Back For Seconds — October 27, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    So now I want to watch Uncle Buck and eat 3 of these bars! Thanks 😉

  19. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — October 27, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    You seriously killed it with these cake bars. I thought I was over pumpkin but I guess I’m not.

  20. #
    christine — October 27, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    cake/pie/pumpkin?! The only question I have is how do I get a piece of this delivered?!

  21. #
    Melanie — October 27, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Holy moly this looks yummy. This just might make my Thanksgiving dessert table!

  22. #
    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — October 27, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Can we just be real life friends? Because the Uncle Buck reference has me rolling! (And yeah, that might be me, too). You bring these, I’ll bring cocktails.

  23. #
    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — October 27, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    I’m so jealous you to live so close to each other to hang out and have wine and watch movies!!! How fun!!

  24. #
    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — October 27, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    OMG Save the Last Dance… I used to be obsessed with that movie but I haven’t seen it in years. So fun!

  25. #
    Ginny McMeans — October 27, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Half cake and half pie bars with wine on the side. Okay, move over. I love movies night too!

  26. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — October 27, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    I wish that was how I spent my night, too!! That’s my kinda party!!

  27. #
    Joanne — October 27, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    OMG LOOOVVEEE that movie. I always watch it when it’s on.

    I also love pumpkin pie and pumpkin cake….so obviously I need these. I wouldn’t be able to be trusted around them…but I still need them.

  28. #
    Aggie — October 28, 2014 at 6:48 am

    I love Save The Last Dance! These bars look great!

  29. #
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — October 28, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Hahaha! You just described my dancing! No way could I go dancing in public with these moves. Now sitting eating pie bars and watching old movies…yes, please! That sounds like the perfect Friday night plan!

  30. #
    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — October 28, 2014 at 9:54 am

    What a fun night! I am completely obsessed with these bars right now! They look amazing!

  31. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — October 28, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    These look amazing! And I’m totally jealous that you have a food blogger friend close to you!

  32. #
    Catalina @ Shades of Pink — October 28, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Love how dense, crumbly and soft these look.

  33. #
    Lynn Lovejoy at Order in the Kitchen — October 28, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Brandy girl these look SO good!!! Also, sad because I want to be your food blogging friend IRL too 🙂

  34. #
    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — October 28, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Sounds so fun! I sing and dance like nobodies business when it’s just me and the kittie. And these bars…There is nothing that I don’t like about these yummies!

  35. #
    Kim Beaulieu — October 28, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    I love that you watch old movies and eat pie bars. It makes me feel more normal. Although I tend to watch The Walking Dead constantly. I need an intervention. Maybe a batch of these will help keep me occupied until that happens.

  36. #
    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom — October 28, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Love watching old movies…and if I had these pumpkin pie cake bars to enjoy it would be all the better!!! Yum!

  37. #
    kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — October 29, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    I dance with the blinds wide open…I’ve reached the age where I just don’t care anymore. My neighbors think I’m insane but I bet I could change their minds if I made them some of these cake bars. Pumpkin Pie Cake Bars that look like you could use to rob a bank. Holy cow these look amazing!

  38. #
    Amanda@TheKitcheneer — October 29, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    These pumpkin pie cake bars are genius! I don’t blame you for sharing! I would eat them all too!

  39. #
    Samantha — October 29, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Okay that second pic (as well as all of them, but especially the second!) is lovely! It has this dreamy quality to it and I love that green mug. Plus, the recipe sounds amazing. You’re so cool.

  40. #
    Jessica (Savory Experiments) — October 30, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Pumpkin pie cake bars would be a super hit in my home. Your photo is gorgeous and so creative, too!

  41. #
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — October 31, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Yup, great movie. I’m all about dancing when no one is looking. These bars look amazing–so moist! Pinned.


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