Clean Your Pumpkin Seeds with Your Stand Mixer (Video)

No More Hands in the Pumpkin Goop!

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How to Roast Your Pumpkin Seeds:

When your seeds are all clean, it’s time to roast them up!

If your seeds are still wet, you need to dry them:

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees F.

Spread your seeds on a baking sheet (I line mine with parchment for easy clean up.)

Bake until the seeds are throughly dry, you may need to get in there a few times and stir them a bit.

The amount of time will depend how wet your seeds are.

When you’re ready to roast them:

Increase oven temperature to 325 degrees F.

Drizzle your dry seeds with a tablespoon or so of neutral oil (avocado, safflower, canola) stir to coat evenly with the oil and sprinkle with salt.

Pop them in the oven and roast until they are evenly toasted and brown - about 20-25 minutes.

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Halloween Pretzel and Kisses Treat Recipes

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Need a Quick, Easy & Cute Halloween Treat Idea?

Halloween is always such a busy time with costumes, parties and parades, but I always want to make a fun festive treat… These delicious no-mix, 3-ingredient treats fit the bill and come together in about 5 minutes! They are delicious with the salty crisp pretzels and the creamy sweet candy kisses! You can pack them up into trick-or-treat bags, fill up jars for teacher or hostess gifts or you can save them all for yourself!

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Halloween Pretzel and Kisses Treat Recipes:

Tina Verrelli - epicuricloud.com

Makes as many as you like!

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INGREDIENTS:

For the Candy Corn Hug Treats You’ll Need:

  • Bite Sized Pretzels (checkerboard Snaps, Minis or round wagon wheel shaped ones all work great!)

  • Hershey Hugs Candy Kisses, unwrapped

  • Candy Corn

For the Eyeball Treats You’ll Need:

  • Bite Sized Pretzels

  • Hershey Candy Cane Kisses, unwrapped (I bought these out-of-season on Amazon)

  • Eyeball Candies (I used Wilton brand - You can find these in grocery and craft stores during Halloween season or Amazon off-season)

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 25O degrees F.

Lay pretzels on baking sheet(s).

Top with desired Hershey Kisses Candies.

Place in oven for about 4 minutes or until Kisses are soft and shiny (they should still hold their shape, but can be “smooshed” when topped with candy corn or eyeball)

Remove from oven and top with either candy corn or eyeball candies.

Let them cool off and set-up. (You can speed this up in the refrigerator.)

Store in a cool place in an air-tight container.


Printable Recipe: Halloween Pretzel and Candy Kisses Treats

Crispy Witches' Fingers Recipe and Tutorial

How did the Witches lose their fingers?

Well, let's just say they won't feel the urge to text from the dinner table any time soon....Mu-ah-ha-ha-ha!

Need a fun treat for your tricksters?  These crispy rice cereal treats were so much fun to make!  Plus, any day I get to dig my hands into green sticky goo is a good day in my book!  They're super easy to make and you just need 5 ingredients and 1 bowl!

Crispy Witches' Fingers Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Crispy Witches’ Fingers
Christina Verrelli - epicuricloud.com
Makes 18 fingers
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
Non-stick spray

5 tablespoons salted butter
1 (10-ounce) bag marshmallows +16 additional marshmallows (regular size)
6 cups crispy rice cereal
Green food coloring (I used the gel/paste kind)
Candy corn

Spider rings if desired

Directions:
Combine butter and marshmallows in large microwave safe bowl.  Microwave on high for 30-second intervals until they puff up and are very soft.  (Took me 1 min. and 15 sec.)  Spray a spatula with non-stick spray and stir until the marshmallows and butter make a smooth gooey mixture.  Stir in food coloring until you reach your desired shade of green.  Stir in cereal and mix until evenly coated.  

Lay out a silicone baking mat or large tray/board sprayed with non-stick spray.  Spray a ¼ cup measuring cup and your hands with non-stick spray.  Scoop out a ¼ cup cereal mixture.  Squeeze the mixture in your hands to compact it.  Roll into a cylindrical shape (like a hot dog.)  Press a candy corn “fingernail” onto the finger and place on a wax or parchment lined tray to firm up.

Notes:  
-The candy corn will seem loose when they’re first pressed on, but will firm up as will the crispy mixture.
-The mixture is easier to work with as it firms up a little.  You can always go back and reshape the fingers as they firm up.  
-You can make these a couple days in advance and store in an airtight container.

 Printable Recipe: Crispy Witches' Fingers

Pin-Me Please & Thank you ⬇️

Thanks for spending some time in the cloud with me!  I hope you enjoy the fingers ( : Tina